HR 4969 – the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” – was introduced into the 113th Congress. This bipartisan effort would direct the FCC to extend the “reasonable accommodation” provisions for Amateur Radio antennas to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed restrictions and restrictive covenants.
Effectively, the bill will help to ensure that every ham in these USA, regardless of the community they live in, will have the opportunity to practice their avocation from their own homes without breaking any rules or fear of reprisal. Well… less fear, I guess, given this administration.
Contact your representative. HERE Pick up the phone and CALL. Go HERE for other ways to make your voice heard.
I am also going to tell my congressman that I want him to co-sponsor the bill and that I will be checking from time to time to watch for his name. If he does, I will tell others that I am pleased. If he doesn’t, I will tell people that I am very displeased.