Ham Radio Now: It Ain’t Parity Until We Say It’s Parity

Big Island ARRL News, 14 August 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC, Post #288.



Accessed on 14 August 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

Authors:  Jim Talens (N3JT) and Fred Hopengarten (K1VR).

Please click link to view the interview.


Debate over the “Amateur Radio Parity Act” (H.R. 555 and S. 1534) continues in the U.S. Senate with the ARRL backing a measure to force HOA and CC&R properties to be more accommodating to Amateur Radio antennas.

Several radio amateurs, including attorneys Jim Talens (N3JT) and Fred Hopengarten (K1VR), have advanced their own thoughts on the “Amateur Radio Parity Act”, which they consider “not good for Amateur Radio.”

Talens and Hopengarten express their views on the current edition of “Ham Radio News” (HRN), episode 342:

Two of them, former FCC attorney Jim Talens N3JT, and well-known antenna law attorney, author (and contester) Fred Hopengarten K1VR, join David Goldenberg W0DHG and Gary Pearce KN4AQ to make their case.

If you want an explanation of what’s in the Bill, pre- and post-compromise, check out HamRadioNow Episode 259 (Click-bait titled PokeHAM GOta). The link below will take you to the spot Gary starts his review.

Watch HRN 342: It Ain’t Parity Until We Say It’s Parity (on Ham Radio Now)

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HRN Episode 259 https://youtu.be/d7sDOe1-T9g?t=21m2s

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.