The Amateur Radio Parity Act Has Passed in the House!
Amateur Radio history was made on September 12, when the US House of Representatives approved the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301.
The wording directs the FCC to enact rules prohibiting the application of deed restrictions that preclude amateur radio communication on their face or as applied. Also prohibited would be deed restrictions that do not permit an amateur radio operator living in a deed-restricted community to install and maintain an effective outdoor antenna on property under the licensee’s exclusive use or control.
But we’re only halfway there. Now we must pass the corresponding bill in the Senate.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL HAMS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS!
- If you want to have effective outdoor antennas but are not currently allowed to do so by your Home Owner’s Association, SEND AN EMAIL TODAY!!
- If you already have outdoor antennas, but want to support your fellow hams, SEND AN EMAIL TODAY!!
- If you want to preserve your ability to install effective outdoor antennas on property that you own, SEND AN EMAIL TODAY!!
The ARRL has made it easy for us. They’ve created a web page where you enter your name, address, telephone number and email address. All you need to do is click here:
I typed this in and filled out the form in 2 minutes and 7 seconds. Surely you can do it in 5 minutes. Please do it for those of us who live in HOA neighborhoods!