HR-555 The Amateur Radio Parity Act passes House vote.


Big Island ARRL News, 24 January 2017, 07:30 hrs, Post #103

The House of Representatives has passed HR-555 The Amateur Radio Parity Act.

Here’s the complete update from ARRL Pacific Section Director Robert B. Vallio (W6RGG):

“— On Mon, 1/23/17, ARRL Members Only Web site <> wrote:

> From: ARRL Members Only Web site <>
> Subject: HR-555 The Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes the House of Representatives
> To:
> Date: Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:57 PM
> I just observed, on CSPAN TV, the
> passage of HR-555, the Amateur Radio
> Parity Act, by a voice vote.  This bill will now be
> sent to the Senate
> for their passage, which will result in that bill being sent
> to the
> office of the President for signing into law.
> Thank you to everyone that sent an e-mail to their
> Representatives and
> Senators.  I know, from reports by our Washington
> lobbyists; that many
> Representatives and Senators were convinced by the sheer
> volume of mail
> that they received on this bill, to vote in the
> affirmative.  I am
> confident that the Senate will take the same action in a
> short time.
> More information is available on
> 73, Bob W6RGG
> ——————————————————————–
> ARRL Pacific Division
> Director: Robert B Vallio, W6RGG
> ——————————————————————–
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Accessed on 24 January 2017, 07:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Robert B. Vallio (W6RGG), ARRL Pacific Section Director.


This is certainly a hopeful sign that progress is being made on this contentious antenna issue.  The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.  Keep your fingers crossed!

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