Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N5PZJ, Jan 30, 2019.

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  1. N5PZJ

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    . H.R.466 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2019Sponsor: Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 01/10/2019) Cosponsors: (2) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce Latest Action: House - 01/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)

    Just a little something to get zedders going this morning. Yep, its back!
  2. WQ4G

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    (3) subject to the standards specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a), permit a community association to establish reasonable written rules concerning height, location, size, and aesthetic impact of, and installation requirements for, outdoor antennas and support structures for the purpose of conducting communications in the amateur radio services.

    What will be 'reasonable' in the eyes of the Community Association?

    To someone who knows nothing about Amateur Radio a 3 ft tall portable antenna, with no visible feed line or guy wires, able to withstand 220 mph wind, located on your Lanai or mounted at ground level, and disguised as a tree or hedge bush would be reasonable.

    I can completely understand how someone living in a deed restricted community would see this as better than nothing. But, the bill, as now written, leaves almost all the decisions about one's antenna up to the Community Associations. In other words the association will get to specify all aspects of your antenna installation. Why is there no requirement for the Association to at least consider input from the Amateur or Amateur community?

    Be careful of what you wish for.... you might just get it.

    Dan KI4AX
  3. N0NB

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    According to last week's issue of the ARRL Letter noted that at the BoD meeting of 18-19 January that they requested of congressional sponsors of ARPA to shelve it until further notice. As the bill was filed before the BoD meeting, presumably it is inactive as of this time, though probably not withdrawn just yet.

    Nothing to get excited about at the moment.
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  4. K4EI

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    This bill was referred to committee on 1/10/2019. I believe it has been superceded by, dated 1/24/2019. Basically the ARRL has determined to revisit and review the Parity Act proposal... and has asked Congress " refrain from seeking to advance that legislation pending further input from the ARRL."

    For those of us who thought the original versions of the Parity Act were deeply flawed, this reassessment is good news. It would seem the new Board members are already making their presence felt.
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  5. KS2G

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    Here we go again.

    It's not up to the community association to decide what's "reasonable" -- just like it's not up to local governmental entities to decide what's "reasonable accommodation" under PRB-1.

    If the parties can't agree, that determination is made through litigation -- decided by the courts. ;)
  6. ND6M

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    The parties DID agree, and the signed contract proves it.;);)
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  7. NN3W

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    Can we set some drinking rules for this thread?
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  8. KY5U

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  9. N1FM

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    1. Participants must drink every time someone writes the following words:

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    2. Quantities consumed must be reasonable.

    3. Percentage of alcohol in each drink must be effective for the desired purpose.

    4. In case of disagreement, the courts will decide, based on litigation of the meaning of the legal contract between the parties.

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  10. KK5JY

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    Wow, under your own rules, you may already be too plastered to comment further... :eek:
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