Call to Action

Subject: Call to Action….

ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to
Support S. 1534

07/25/2017

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge
their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S.
1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task.

“[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The
Amateur Radio Parity Act,” Roderick said. He said the campaign to
secure passage of the bill scored a major victory earlier this year when
H.R. 555 passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives.
Obtaining passage of the companion Senate bill, S. 1534, is the final
legislative hurdle.

“Now is the time for all hams to get involved in the process!”
Roderick said. “Many of you already live in deed-restricted
communities, and that number grows daily.”

He urged radio amateurs now restricted by a Homeowners Association from
installing effective outdoor antennas to visit the RallyCongress site
and e-mail their two US Senators. He also encouraged those not now
affected by deed covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) to
support their fellow radio amateurs by doing the same.

“If you want to help create an opportunity — not available before
now — for Amateurs who live in deed restricted communities to install
effective outdoor antennas on property that they own or lease, send
these e-mails today!” Roderick said. “We need you to reach out to
your Senators today. Right away.”

S. 1534 was introduced in the US Senate on July 12, marking another step
forward for this landmark legislation. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are the Senate sponsors. The measure will, for
the first time, guarantee all radio amateurs living in deed-restricted
communities governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA) or subject to any
private land-use regulations, the right to erect and maintain effective
outdoor antennas at their homes, while protecting the aesthetic concerns
of HOAs.

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The link below will take you to the web page on the ARRL Website where
you can send your letters to Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow.

Copy the link below and paste into your browser and you will be taken to
the appropriate place on the ARRL website. From there, simply enter your
zip code and follow the directions to send your letters via email.

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-us-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Once your letters are on their way, please send me an email stating that
you letters have been sent and your callsign and email to
wb8r@arrl.org.

Please share this with all your friends and members of your radio club.
Take the initiative to ensure that every ham you know (non-ARRL members
too!) sends their letters and sends an email to me letting me know that
their letters have been sent.

THIS IS IMPORTANT, FOLKS!

Don’t delay, Do it today!

Thanks and 73,

Larry, WB8R

wb8r@arrl.org

Updated: July 26, 2017 — 2:49 am

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