Lloyd’s (KH6LC) position on H.R. 555/S. 1534 and upcoming operating events

Big Island ARRL News, 12 August 2017, 19:50 hrs, UTC, Post #287.

On Wednesday, 09 August 2017, I received an interesting e-mail from Lloyd Cabral (KH6LC) regarding the current debate in the U.S. Senate on H.R. 555/ S. 1534, which would relax some antenna constraints for radio amateurs living in HOA and CC&R homes.  Lloyd listed a few links to websites covering that issue and said not all the facts were well known in the Amateur Radio community. Here’s Lloyd’s take on the antenna bill before the U.S. Senate:

From: Lloyd Cabral <KH6LC@hotmail.com>
> Subject: My position on H.R. 555/S.1534
> To: “Russ Roberts” <kh6jrm@yahoo.com>
> Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:07 PM
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>     Just a note so you know where I’m
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> always been a huge supporter of property owners rights.
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> To me, that also applies to people who buy into an area
> with CC&Rs and HOA Restrictions.     They
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> agreed to, purchased and signed up for, will be
> upheld.     That’s what
> they expect, what they paid for.    For anyone
> to think that ham radio is so important that we can come in
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> property owners rights is unreasonable.
>     If you’re a ham and want to put up a
> large outside antenna, live in an area where
> it’s allowed.     Don’t expect
> others to change their rules to accommodate your needs.
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> before I bought this property I had an offer in on a nice
> home in Leilani Estates.    One contingency
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> to put up a tower.      Once I reviewed their
> CC&Rs, I realized that wasn’t
> going to happen.     I didn’t ask them to
> change their CC&Rs.      With a little
> research, I ended up here in HPP, which has no CC&Rs.
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> 73 & Aloha,
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> Lloyd Cabral, KH6LC

In other Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News, here are some of the upcoming operating events that may interest you:

The Hawaii QSO Party, set for 0400 UTC, Saturday, 26 August 2017 through 0400 UTC, Monday, 28 August 2017 (6 p.m., Friday, 25 August 2017 through 6 p.m., Sunday, 27 August 2017–Hawaii Standard Time).  The contest is supported by the free N1MM contesting log program and others.  For questions or comments, please send an e-mail to Alan (AD6E) at ad6e@arrl.net.

Hawaii Grid Madness 2017–a VHF/UHF simplex contest–is set for Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300 to 1700 Hawaii Standard Time.  For details, contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO) at AH6KO@arrl.net.

The Simulated Emergency Test (SET), using the Great Aleutian Tsunami event scenario, will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 0800 to 1300 Hawaii Standard Time.  More details as the event date approaches. For more information, contact Eric (KH6CQ), the District Emergency Coordinator, Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service, at ejgrabowski@yahoo.com.

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Thanks for visiting us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section