Parity ACT HR1301 Dies in Senate

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W1YW, Dec 10, 2016.

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  1. NC5P

    NC5P Ham Member QRZ Page

    My house in NM had an HOA that expired after 25 years. It expired about the time we bought the place. I was free to put up antennas then. I think that many people here cry that NOTHING is available without an HOA, what they mean is they demand to have a NEW home without one and that is difficult. I have never owned a new home, don't know what that's like but evidently some here think homes wear out like cars and need to be junked after five years. It doesn't work that way. Personally I like having tall mature trees (antenna supports!) in the neighborhood and that is rare in new developments.
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  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    perfect example of why we still need the FCC. (contrary to the other thread)
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  3. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ha! I was gonna tease you about that Chip! Had to blink my eyes, I thought it was correct or different when first posted. Must be some of that new "curating" of news that Fred mentioned awhile back. I see the title is now misspelled "Amater ...", at least they didn't use the more common form "Amature" ... yet. o_O
  4. WD8ED

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    This statement makes me think that you didn't read the act. The bill really doesn't do anything more than give you the right to a legal appeal after they HOA tells you no. This was discussed to death a while back. There are simply no real protections in the bill. As most things political, it was compromised to the point of worthless, where just getting something passed was the goal to justify the time, effort and money. In fact, the passage of a compromise act is far worse than not having any act at all. The act would have limited the scope of any argument you could make against the HOA, which would be given the right of final review and approval over any of your antenna projects. That alone renders the act potentially more harmful than good.

    Bottom line is that the act would have not helped you in your search in any meaningful way. There are plenty of places that don't have HOAs. But if you want a "neighborhood community" it is something you'll have to deal with. I too am looking for a retirement property. I'm looking for Acres not neighbors.


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  5. N2SR

    N2SR Ham Member QRZ Page

    YAWN. Anyone can cut and paste Brian. Keep trying.
  6. WA4YBC

    WA4YBC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unless a Ham Antenna Parity law is passed that explicitly gives the right to a ham to put an antenna, the HOAs will find ways not to allow a ham to put up an antenna. HOAs have been given much power, and they will use their power. Anyone that believes an HOA will graciously negotiate an acceptable ham antenna are not living in the real world. The Antenna Parity Act needs to spell out in plain English what antennas are acceptable, such as wire dipoles, or verticals. Leaving the question of what antennas are acceptable up to HOA interpretation is worthless, and will not help.
  7. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any political capital expended for the benefit of our hobby must impact all members of the hobby and not just the special interest.
  8. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dear Tom,
    CUT and paste? No. COPY and paste? No. I simply typed it. And again, just for you:
    Thanks for your opinion...
    ...and have a nice day. :)
    vy 73,
    Bryan WA7PRC
  9. K3FHP

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    With all due respect, you have a choice where to live in America. You have a choice where to work. You have a choice where to retire. If you choose to live, buy or rent into a deed restricted, HOA governed or condo association property IT IS YOUR CHOICE. I thought it was social justice warriors who make their choices and demand others to accept it. I have rejected property when finding HOA or deed restrictions in place. Local zoning is different, we fight those. All that being said, an enormous amount of ham radio fun can be had with restricted, stealth or compromise antennas. One does not need a 70ft tower to operate amateur radio. Most hams are freedom loving small government few regulation type individuals so why force others to comply with your desires. Finally, as has been said, giving these HOAs and condo associations more legal power than they already have with federal law is obviously not a good thing. If stuck in such a location due to a bad choice, then work to change the management to your point of view with votes, education and conversion.
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  10. AE7XG

    AE7XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    In My Opinion. Thank you for your insight , well said.

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