Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PRB-1 Law Now on Books in Michigan

(Courtesy USGS National Atlas)
Michigan in January became the 31st state to codify the FCC's limited pre-emption of amateur antenna restrictions (commonly known as PRB-1) into state law, according to ARRL Michigan Section Manager Larry Camp, WB8R. Including the FCC's requirements for "minimum practicable regulation" and "reasonable accommodation" of amateur antennas in state law is helpful to hams because state, county and local governments are directly regulated by state laws, and any questions about state vs. federal jurisdiction are eliminated.