This Just In…   July 16th, 2014

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The VCARA July Newsletter is now posted.

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA
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HR4969

A grassroots effort is underway to encourage radio amateurs to promote co-sponsorship of HR.4969, the Amateur Radio Parity Act.

The measure, introduced in the US House with bipartisan support on June 25, calls on the FCC to apply the “reasonable accommodation” three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to private land-use restrictions regarding antennas.

The primary point to convey is that the greatest threat to Amateur Radio volunteer emergency and public service communication is restrictions that prohibit the installation of outdoor antenna systems.

An information sheet on HR.4969, a list of “talking points,” and a sample constituent letter to a Member of Congress is available from Charlie NM5CL at kc5our@arrl.net

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