Ham radio is amateur radio used by thousands of people in the US and over a million worldwide. The radio allows people to communicate without the internet or cell phones to a worldwide audience of other amateur radio enthusiasts.
So amateur radio is just that – amateurs talking as a hobby to other people who enjoy communicating in this fashion. They call themselves Hams. However, in times of crisis, when the internet is down and cell towers are not functioning, radio will still operate and this HAM radio could be a useful source of communication. Amateur radio is a fun hobby, why would we need to over regulate the process. The Amateur Radio Parity Act will give Hams the ability to be covered by the FCC and allow a radio enthusiast the right to participate in this hobby at home.
Radio requires antennas. Most Community Associations will have rules and regulations on how big, and where an antennae can go on your home. CAI has successfully had several amendments to the Act to allow for continued compliance to association regulations.
- HAM radio operators must obtain prior consent prior to installing an outdoor antennae
- HAM radio operators can not place an antennae on common property
- Associations can regulate outdoor HAM radio antennae through the proper rule making regulations.
Do you have any HAM's in your community?
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