ARRL and the Community Associations Institute (CAI) — the national association of homeowners associations (HOAs) — have reached consensus on provisions of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301. ARRL and CAI have worked intensively since February to reach agreement on substitute language for the bill in an effort to move it through the US House Energy and Commerce Committee. Read the complete story here.
The full text of the substitute bill is here.
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Subject: ARRL Urgently Requests the help of Members in Florida To Support of the Amateur Radio Parity Act
To All Our ARRL Members in Florida –
I am writing to you today because we are at a critical juncture in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act in the U.S. Senate (S.1685).
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), is not yet supporting the legislation despite the recent agreement between ARRL and the Community Associations Institute (CAI). This agreement is supported by all parties to the issue and leaves no visible opposition to the bill. However, Senator Nelson’s support is critical to the success of our efforts.
You are one of well over 40,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators living in Florida. Many of you already live in deed-restricted communities, and that number grows daily.
If you would like to have the opportunity to have an effective outdoor antenna but are not currently allowed to do so, or you already have outdoor antennas and want to support your fellow hams, then we need you to reach out to Senator Nelson TODAY! Right away.
Please go to this linked website and follow the prompts. The link will provide you with a letter that you can send to Senator Nelson.
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™