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Digital Storage Oscilloscopes for Ham Radio Now Available

LISTED: 05/04/2016

http://www.arrl.org/news/digital-storage-oscilloscopes-for-ham-radio-now-available 

ARRL Contest Advisory Committee Conducting Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey

LISTED: 05/04/2016

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-advisory-committee-conducting-youth-in-amateur-radiosport-survey 

FCC Action Anticipated on ARRL’s “Symbol Rate” Petition for Rule Making

LISTED: 05/03/2016

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-action-anticipated-on-arrl-s-symbol-rate-petition-for-rule-making 

Willard "Spud" Monahan, K6KH is a Silent Key 

Lastly, on a sad note, we only recently learned our colleague Willard "Spud" Monahan, K6KH, became a Silent Key in January. Spud had been a long-time participant and leader in the LAACARC, never shy to express an opinion he felt would be of value to the group. Spud's QRZ.com listing indicated he was born in 1921, which would have made him 94 years old.

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF

Amateur Radio Parity Act HR 1301 to Get House Subcommittee Airing

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January 12, 2016

TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS

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Amateur Radio Parity Act HR 1301 to Get House Subcommittee Airing

HR 1301, the US House version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, will be among four communications-related measures set for a legislative hearing on January 12 before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Chairing the panel is US Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI, an Oregon Republican.

"This New Year we resolve to continue working to protect America's consumers and small businesses," Walden is quoted in a Subcommittee news release. "These bills collectively seek to protect folks from the inappropriate applications of law and misuse of 21st century technology."

Sponsored by US Rep Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, HR 1301 would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land-use restrictions, such as deed covenants, conditions, and restrictions.

The bill has attracted 116 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle.

While no one from the ARRL is scheduled to testify in support of the measure, ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, and ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, are expected to be on hand for the session. The League directly contacted ARRL members in the districts represented on the subcommittee, asking them to contact their members of Congress and urge their support of the bill.

The US Senate version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, S. 1685, cleared the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last November. It has 3 cosponsors.

There is more information about the bills on the ARRL Amateur Radio Parity Act web page, located at, http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act .

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