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- Last Updated on 18 September 2014
At MiMi's on Tuesday, September 30
Ham Radio and the Law
With Bob Winston, W2THU
Our September meeting's speaker is Bob Winston, W2THU, ARRL Counsel and Assistant Section Manager for Northeast Ohio. He will educate us about current bills and rulings regarding amateur radio.
Of great interest, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, HR 4969, was introduced in 113th session of congress on June 25, 2014. This Act seeks secure reasonable accommodation for licensed Amateur Radio operators who are currently denied effective antennas at their residences due to regulations that are part of their property deeds or imposed by their local homeowner's associations. (See link below for more.) The ARRL lobby was very involved in attempting to make these issues a priority before the fall recess by congress.
As a bonus, Bob will also discuss the local Swanton case that was recently resolved. It is important to stay current on local, state and federal rulings on cases that impact towers, antennas, or radio operations. We hope you can join us!
On September 30th we will meet at MiMi's, 7528 Broadview Road, Parma for our dinner meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 pm and is all inclusive (including taxes/tip!) for $15 per person, payable when you arrive. Dinners all include non-alcoholic beverage, salad bar, soup and dessert, and one of the following entrees: marinated chicken breast, roast beef, baked white fish, or rigatoni and meatballs.
Please make your reservations for your entree choices no later than on Monday, September 29th at 9:00 am to the LEARA website or to Marv Grossman (440-248-0031). We hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday, September 30th!
LINK: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014
Full story at http://www.arrl.org/hr-4969
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On May 27, 1969, the last Tuesday of that month, a group of Hams interested in repeaters who had been meeting informally for some time decided to form a new Amateur Radio Club - The Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association. Someone mentioned that this new club would need a leader and Bill Hess, K8SGX, volunteered and became LEARA's first president. And thus was born what would become the largest Amateur Radio club in the greater Cleveland area!
For over 40 years LEARA has been providing public service and emergency communications of Northeast Ohio. The club call signs are WB8CQR and WR8ABC, and the club is an official ARRL affiliated club.
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Any and all hams are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting; you do not have to be a member of the club. Non-hams seeking guidance in becoming a ham radio operator are also encouraged to attend.
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