Politico Article Raises Concerns of Amateur Radio Parity Act

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  1. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    And how often do we see these civil lawsuits occurring with OTARD antenna's in HOA neighborhoods?
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  2. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    CAI's version of ARPA is not OTARD. Not even close. CAI "fixed" ARPA to avoid the problems they have had with OTARD.

    You're the one who wants to talk "Red Herring"? Well OTARD is a perfect example of a Red Herring where CAIARPA is concerned.

    Few regular people object to television reception antennas. The same people think ham antennas are evil and the "radiation" harmful.
  3. W8LV

    W8LV XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes... and then (claiming interference) they will lose on the Countersuit, Served Cold!

    This will shut a lot of Busybody Neighbour mauf up...
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  4. W8LV

    W8LV XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    We all took the test on Scout's Honour, and prefer Honesty as the Right Route. So you DID take the test, right?
  5. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    CAI maintains control of aesthetic and safety considerations and this is nothing new regardless if it's OTARD or ARPA antenna's in an HOA.

    There are many similarities including the idea you are not able to install any antennas in places that are not under the exclusive use of the homeowner.
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  6. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well that doesn't somehow make their concerns legitimate especially as it pertains to any written rules and regulations at an HOA.

    Of course if it were to become a civil matter, a Judge would throw it out in short order if the case was presented on those grounds, especially if there's a law permitting the antenna to be there.

    So you can't take people to court and expect to win anything simply because they think antenna's are "evil."
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
  7. WB2KSP

    WB2KSP Ham Member QRZ Page

    And certain minorities lower property values. What will they do?, what will they do? They'll maybe learn that their fear was misplaced and learn to live in the real world. Being married to an attorney I will state that most lawyers on opposing sides discus cases with their opponents prior to litigation. Any decent lawyer would attempt to settle a case outside of court. The "demonization" of ham radio operators we read about from the anti group is just a matter of their own imagination. If an antenna is professionally installed and properly maintained, the average person could care less. Most people live their own lives. They don't spend their days thinking about ways to make their neighbors lives miserable.
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  8. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like you might not pass any test on the content of this legislation...

    Neither the anticipated legislation nor any FCC regs will dictate what an HOA MUST do approve antennas. Rather all this might do is to determine HOW to regulate antennas.
  9. N5PZJ

    N5PZJ Subscriber QRZ Page

    QRZ school of law is holding final exams!!!
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  10. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    It appears you are the only person saying that
    Where did you read that? I've read through everything here and can't find anyone demonizing hams. In fact, the only one demonizing anyone or being condescending here is @N5PZJ when anyone disagrees with or corrects him. Is you imagination always so vivid?

    "could care less'" is quite correct although I infer you mistakenly meant something else.
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