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In June, 2014 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) as the sponsor and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) as co-sponsor, 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.
If enacted, HR 4969 would direct the FCC to extend the the reasonable accommodation protections to those amateurs who are living in deed-restricted communities. Known as "CC&Rs" (covenants, conditions and restrictions), these are the prohibitions and limitations placed on properties by builders or home-owner associations (HOAs) which prevent licensed amateur radio operators from erecting even modest antennas.
The ARRL is asking all members to contact their members of the US House of Representatives to state their support for HR 4969 and to ask their representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of the bill.
The ARRL asks that letters be mailed to ARRL for delivery instead of simply mailing them directly to the Congressional offices, for two reasons: First, since the 9/11 attacks and subsequent security threats, all incoming mail to Congressional offices is first diverted to a holding area outside of Washington DC. Once at that facility, it undergoes a series of scans to test for a variety of problems. Only after it passes the security tests is it forwarded on to Capitol Hill for delivery. The delay in delivery is generally in the five- to seven-week range. The ARRL will hand-deliver to various congressional offices all letters mailed to the ARRL.
Second, when the ARRL's Washington team delivers letters to a congressional office, it provides them an opportunity for at least a brief face-to-face meeting with some of the key staff members in each congressional office they visit. Each in-person meeting is another opportunity for the ARRL's story to be told – and is another chance to answer questions that may arise.
Learn more about the bill and how to support it and see a sample support letter on the ARRL website.
THE AUCTION IS OFFICIAL! THE WINNERS ARE LISTED BELOW:
Results are shown below. (D&P= delivered and paid)
ITEM DESC MODEL
1 RS DMM NOT WORKING W9NUZ D&P
2 STEED PS-1210 10A PWR SUPPLY UNTESTED K3HZP D&P
3 KENWOOD 7400A 2M FM XCVR GOOD W9QHY
4 ASTRON RS-35M 35A PWR SUPPLY GOOD N9ZI D&P
5 ASTRON RS-50M 50A PWR SUPPLY GOOD W8JER
6 KENWOOD TR3600A 70 CM HT UNTESTED WB9AA D&P
7 KENWOOD TR2600A 2M HT UNTESTED WB9AA D&P
8 RS SCAN ? DIG TRNK SCANR UNTESTED N9TB D&P
9 RS SCAN PRO39 SCANNER HH UNTESTED N9TB D&P
10 UNIDEN BC50XL SCANNER HH UNTESTED W9NUZ D&P
11 SeeMORE VIDEO SWITCH
12 PANASONIC VIDEO VID/CABLE BOX
13 KENWOOD TS-440S W/PS; MIC; KEY (DO NOT BID; FWRC RAFFLE @ FWHF)
14 2 POS COAX SWITCH UNTESTED K9BLI D&P
15 KENWOOD TM401A UHF FM XCVR UNTESTED JOE D&P
16 YAESU FT311RM 222 MHZ FM XCVR GOOD KU8T D&P
17 KENWOOD TM-211A 2M FM XCVR INTERMITTENT JOE D&P
18 KENWOOD TM241A 2M FM XCVR GOOD KC9SKE D&P
19 ALLIANCE ROTATOR CONTROL ONLY POWERS UP W9SAN D&P
20 MIRAGE B3016 160W 2M AMP UNTESTED N9TB D&P
21 KENWOOD SWR-100 METER W/PICUPS UNTESTED JOE D&P
22 KENWOOD TS-520SE 160-10 XCVR W/MC50 MIC GOOD JOE D&P
23 YAESU FC-707 80-10M TUNER UNTESTED WB9AA D&P
24 MFJ 624 PHONE PATCH UNTESTED W9NUZ D&P
25 ZENITH AM/FM CLOCK RADIO
26 HEATHKIT SB-200 80-10 AMP UNTESTED K9EA D&P
27 DRAKE MN-2000 80-10 TUNER UNTESTED WB9FTW D&P
28 MFJ 1274 TNC UNTESTED W9NUZ D&P
29 KENWOOD TM-2570A 2M FM XCVR NOT WORKING N9TB D&P
30 KENWOOD ? SPEAKER UNTESTED N9NBA D&P
31 MFJ 723 CW NOTCH FILTER NOT WORKING W9NUZ D&P
32 KANTRONICS INTRFACE FSK/RTTY
33 SOUND DESIGN PORTABLE CASS RECORDER
34 JC PENNEY 6218 CB+SUPPLY 40 CH GOOD JOE D&P
35 KENWOOD VB-2530 2M FM AMP 40W UNTESTED N9TB D&P
36 KENWOOD MC 85 BASE MICROPHONE GOOD KK9U (@ w9san's QTH)
37 HP COMPUTER SYSTEM TESTS GOOD; WINDOWS 98; SCANNER; PRINTER; MONITOR
38 COMPUTER DESK 4' GOOD W9NUZ PAID
39 COMPUTER DESK 4' GOOD
40 3 POSITION COAX SWITCH UNTESTED KC9SKE D&P
41 PARA DYNAMICS LOW PASS FILTER 1KW 0-30 MHZ W9NUZ D&P
THESE ARE OFFICIAL RESULTS AS OF 7:15 ON AUG 17TH. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!
73, STEVE, W9SAN
Remember the Kenwoos TS-440S & PS-50 with MC-50 Mic and key will be the raffle rig for the FWRC early sign up 2015 dues to be given at the Fort Wayne HamFest! More details to follow.
The August, 2014 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below. This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the "Files" link in the main menu and then clicking "Newsletters."
|August 2014 issue of the Allen County HamNews|
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The output tone on the 146.76 repeater has also been reprogrammed to the new North East standard of 97.4 Hertz. If you have been using this for a cross band repeat, you may need to change it for proper operation.
This makes the 146.91 and 146.76 machines on the new tone for the OUTPUT only.
The Output tone on the 146.91 repeater has been changed from 131.8 Hertz to 97.4 Hertz.
There is no tone requirement on the input. Output tones will be eventually changed to 97.4 Hz for the four FWRC FM repeaters. We will inform you when this takes place.