ARRL Calling All Amateurs
ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US
Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes
up in the Senate during the "lame duck" session of Congress that
adjourns in mid-December. The House of Representatives approved the bill in
September, but if the Senate does not follow suit, the bill will die, and
the entire process will have to be repeated. ARRL Hudson Division Director
Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, who chairs the ARRL Board's Legislative Advocacy Committee
and has been heavily involved in efforts to move H.R. 1301 forward, said today,
"The clock is ticking."
"We begin the e-mail campaign once again, as the US Senate returns to
work this week after a month-long hiatus," Lisenco said. "We were
just beginning to build momentum in the Senate following the unanimous passage
of the Parity Act in the House when Congress shut down for the 4 weeks prior
to Election Day."
The task is simple: Go to our Rally Congress page, enter your ZIP code, fill
in your name and address, press enter, and e-mails will go directly to your
Senators. Members may do this, even if they have already contacted their US
Senators for support.
Our Rally Congress page is at, https://arrl.rallycongress.net/
"We have to remind our legislators that we are still here and that we
need the Amateur Radio Parity Act to become law," Lisenco stressed. "We
must to do this now as we have, at most, only 4 weeks left in the session
to get the bill passed this year. Otherwise, we will have to begin the entire
process in 2017 with a new 115th Congress."
There are no guarantees, Lisenco said, and we are subject to the political
bickering that goes on daily between the parties, despite the fact that the
bill is truly a bipartisan effort. "In order to have a chance at overcoming
political obstacles that have little or nothing to do with the legislation,
we need our voices to be heard," he said. "And we need that input
September's victory in the US House was the culmination of many years of
effort on ARRL's part to gain legislation that would enable radio amateurs
living in deed-restricted communities to erect efficient outdoor antennas
that support Amateur Radio communication. The measure calls on the FCC to
amend its Part 97 rules "to prohibit the application to amateur stations
of certain private land-use restrictions, and for other purposes." While
similar bills in past years gained some traction on Capitol Hill, it was not
until the overwhelming grassroots support from the Amateur Radio community
for H.R. 1301, and ARRL's relentless and strident efforts on Capitol Hill
that this bill made it this far.
As the amended bill provides, "Community associations should fairly
administer private land-use regulations in the interest of their communities,
while nevertheless permitting the installation and maintenance of effective
outdoor Amateur Radio antennas. There exist antenna designs and installations
that can be consistent with the aesthetics and physical characteristics of
land and structures in community associations while accommodating communications
in the Amateur Radio services."
Wanted: Non-Working Radios & Power Supplies
From Tom Richison, K5FRI
Wanted non-working radios & power supplies for a winter project. If you
have a non-working radio and non-working power supply ready to be put it in
trash can this could be of interest to you.
Part of my hobby in amateur radio is repair. With the winter months I will
be inside all day and I looking for projects to work on.
I would like to locate and retrieve non-working; 2 meter radios w/mike &
power cord, non-working 440 MHZ radios w/mike & power cord, non-working
HF radios w/ mike & power cord and non-working power supply and non-working
short wave receiver. .
If you have a unit described above please email me with the manufacturer
and model number. I will email you back.
If you live in and around OKC and are willing to meet me on one of the interstates:
I-44, I-240, and I -35, in S.W.OKC I will reimburse you $3.00 for your millage
if I can use the unit
If you live outside the OKC area email me with the manufacture and model
number. If I can use the unit, we will discuss arrangements to retrieve the
Thank for reading this ad.
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