Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quite a Crowd: Webinar Held on HR 4969

The ARRL's Atlantic Division sponsored a webinar in August on H.R. 4969, "The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014." The ARRL Letter reported that some 900 people signed up for the online event and that about half that number actually attended. H.R. 4969 would extend the FCC's "reasonable accommodation" requirements for amateur antenna structures to include private land use agreements (such as CC&Rs) as well as state and local laws and regulations. The purpose of the webinar was to explain details of the proposed legislation and how participants could help build support for its passage.