Sunday, January 10, 2016

Amateur Radio Parity Act.. New Information!!

Hey Gang,

The Amateur Radio Parity Act--we've been talking about it for a while.  Now it's ACTION TIME for
at least some of you in the Division.  Next Tuesday, January 12th, the House Bill comes up before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  Five House members from Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan sit on that committee.

The ARRL is asking each ham in those congressional districts to contact their representatives and ask for their support for the bill.  It's easy.  Just go to this website:

All you have to do is fill in your zip code, and get a message to your congressman.  Do it today!

This specifically applies to those of you who live in Michigan in Fred Upton's district, which is generally the southwestern part of the state; those who live in Ohio Rep. Robert Latta's district, which is generally around the Toledo area; those who live in Ohio Rep. Bill Johnson's district, which is generally southeastern Ohio along the river; those who live in Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie's district, which is generally south of Louisville and Lexington; and those who live in Kentucky Rep. John Yarmouth's district, which is in the immediate Louisville area.

Even if you don't live in those districts, you can contact your representative.  If the bill passes out of committee, we'll need to have a full effort from everyone before the bill comes to a vote in the House.

We're getting close.  Thanks for your past efforts, and get ready to make your voice heard again soon!

ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director: Dale R Williams, WA8EFK