Eastern MA ARRL Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW writes:

Last week in my EMA Section News, I urged everyone to go on on line and contact our US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act. If you have yet to do so, please read on. ARRL has made it very easy.

We have an opportunity to positively affect Amateur Radio for years to come. H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act, has unanimously passed the House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate for consideration. All you need to do is spend two minutes of your time to send an email to your two Senators supporting the Bill. By doing so, you will have helped the future of Amateur Radio by guaranteeing our ability to have an effective outdoor antenna in a deed-restricted community.

The number of people living in such communities grows exponentially each year. Often, a ham homeowner has no choice but to live in a community restricted by covenants. There are nearly 3/4 of a million licensed hams in the United States, more than ever before. But that may change if we are forced to live in a community that refuses to allow an antenna.

Help yourself and help your fellow hams. Go to this link:

Enter your zip code and follow the prompts. The letters are there. All you need to do is fill in the blanks, hit save, then send.

That’s it. Under 2 minutes and you’re done.

If you haven’t yet done so, please do so today. Your voice counts!

Thank you,

Tom Walsh K1TW

ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW

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