Amateur Radio Parity Act makes progress
— but we’re not there yet!
A letter from ARRL:
Dear ARRL member,
I am writing to you today because we are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act.
Our legislative efforts scored a major victory in our campaign when The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, passed in the House of Representatives yesterday, September 12th. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where we need every Senator to approve the bill.
You are one of over 730,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators living in the United States. Many of you already live in deed-restricted communities, and that number grows daily.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL HAMS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS!
- If you want to have effective outdoor antennas but are not currently allowed to do so by your Home Owner’s Association, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!
- If you already have outdoor antennas, but want to support your fellow hams, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!
- If you want to preserve your ability to install effective outdoor antennas on property that you own, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!
We need you to reach out to your Senators TODAY! Right away. Help us in the effort. Please go to this linked website and follow the prompts: https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®
Light attendance but great times at September picnic
While not the best attended picnic we’ve ever had, it was enjoyed by all – all 6 of us. The weather was excellent and many thanks go to Grill Master Larry, KC8VZZ who served up a roaring fire.
The event prompted this from Bill Squires, N8WS who wrote: A great time was had by all at the Parma, Woodchuck picnic. Larry performed his magic by waving his wand on the fire and poof we had a great fire to cook on. Great weather, good friends, plenty of food and door prizes were won by all. Visitors from 3 counties had plenty of summer fun to talk about.
As the seasons change, it’s a good time to give thought to protecting coax from UV damage, cold and rain. Pictured is coax that was exposed to severe conditions and it just didn’t make it. A good practice is to wipe down your coax occasionally with a small cloth soaked in Armor All. Sold in most auto stores, Armor All is designed for cleaning and protecting tires and vinyl. It works wonders.
Our next meeting is September 19th. We’ll have a short business meeting followed by a discussion of the common “longwire” antenna.
Hal Rogers, K8CMD
President, Communications Director