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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

You're looking at KL7R's $10 version of a popular portable antenna. It's great if you want to use something like this while you're out camping or sitting at at a picnic table, but it's another thing altogether if this is your only antenna choice.

If you've been a ham anytime in the last couple of decades you've probably heard of PRB-1, which requires reasonable accommodation of amateur radio antennas from government agencies responsible for zoning. PRB-1 has had some positive effect, however, it does not apply to private entities responsible for CC&Rs. This has become something that many new hams have to deal with as it becomes increasingly difficult to purchase a home that is not affected by such restrictions.

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 is designed to help close this gap requiring reasonable accommodation of amateur radio antennas. In simple terms, the bill is to" direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications."

But look, don't take my word for it, you can read the bill yourself, learn more about it, and directly contact your members of congress by heading over to killingradio.com.

Kurt, KU0O has set up killingradio.com, to make it virtually painless learn about the bill, read the bill, and to contact your representatives to voice your support for the bill.

So, please, head on over to killingradio.com and voice your support for the Amateur Radio Parity Act,  and do it today!