ARRL National Convention held on July 17-19, ARRL President
Kay Craigie, N3KN asked all Amateur Radio operators to
participate in a "grassroots initiative" to urge our
legislators to not only sup-port, but to co-sponsor HR 4969.
Resolution HR 4969 would allow PRB One to be enforced. If
passed, this bill would allow Radio Amateurs to erect
reasonable towers and antennas over any CC&R restrictions.
According to the ARRL website, " At present PRB-1 only
applies to state and municipal land-use ordinances, and the
FCC has indicated that it will not act to provide the same
legal protections from private land-use agreements — often
called covenants, conditions, and restrictions or CC&Rs —
without direction from Congress." This bill will help
Amateur Radio operators, but first it needs to get out of
committee and on to the floor for congressional debate.
That’s where we must come in to help determine our future
for not only us, but for future generations.
I wrote a
brief Email and sent it our congressman and our two state
federal senators. I urge you to please do the same. If you
wish, please feel free to use my Email . The important thing
is to just do it and to Email your legislators. YOU CAN AND
YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
As an active
Amateur (Ham) Radio Operator I am well aware that my hobby
allows me to be an United States Ambassador of goodwill to
fellow Amateur Radio operators around the world. More
importantly, I am also aware that I can provide
communications in times of emergency such as Hurricane
Katrina. In fact, emergency preparedness is one of the FCC
justifications for the Amateur Radio Service. To-wards that
goal, antennas are a vital tool for providing effective
precisely why I am asking you to support HR 4969, "The
Amateur Radio Parity Act" and to be a cosponsor of the bill
which has bipartisan
passage of this act will enable ham radio operators living
in subdivisions to erect reasonable antennas; thereby,
allowing them to pro-vide more effective communications.
If you or
anyone on your staff needs further information, please do
not hesitate to con-tact me. I sincerely appreciate your
consideration and again I urge you to cosponsor and support
Legislators: The URL’s are hyperlinked. All you have to do
is click on them and it will take you there for your email!
Congressional District 13:
Representative Rodney Davis (R - 13) 202-225-2371
Durbin (D- IL) 202-224-2152 202-228-0400
Kirk (R- IL) 202-224-2854 202-228-4611