FW: End of CC&R's Restrictions Just Got One Step Nearer

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From: John Orton [mailto:w5jbo@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 6:57 AM
To: wx5us_list@ka5eyh.net
Subject: End of CC&R's Restrictions Just Got One Step Nearer

rich cross your fingers this pass,s

On Thu, January 6, 2011 14:36, Dr. Howard S. White wrote:
HR2160 http://www.arrl.org/hr2160 is a bill before the House to require the
Department of Homeland Security to Study Impediments to Ham Radio Emergency
Communications with the guidance of the ARRL. The study should likely indicate
that the current CC&R antenna restrictions pose a major impediment/hazard to
public safety and should be superseded by Congress. The Bill, sponsored by
Senator Lieberman, has already unanimously passed the Senate. The good news is
that Greg Walden W7EQI, one of the main sponsors of HR2160, is not chairmen of
the Communications subcommittee so that he can directly influence its movement
through the house. There is now a very good chance that HR2160 will pass this
year... and the end of CC&R's could happen as early as next year....

Walden, W7EQI, Tweets News of New Subcommittee Chairmanship
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US Representative Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), tweeted news of his appointment in
Morse code.

When US Representative Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), learned December 16 that he
would be chairing the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the
Internet when the 112th Congress convened in January, he let the world know
about it by tweeting the news in Morse code. "Just the ham radio operator in me
having fun," he posted to his official Web page. The subcommittee has
jurisdiction over "interstate and foreign telecommunications including, but not
limited to all telecommunication and information transmission by broadcast,
radio, wire, microwave, satellite or other mode."
ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, was pleased to hear the news:
"We're delighted that the subcommittee is in the hands of such a well-qualified
chairman. Greg was an early cosponsor of HR2160<http://www.arrl.org/hr2160>, and
while he may not always be able to agree with every ARRL position, we know his
door will always be open to us."