Private Land-Use Rules for Antennas

Wisconsin Amateur Radio Operators achieved a significant victory in the struggle against unreasonable antenna restrictions with the official state endorsement on April 2, 2002, of the FCC PRB-1 ruling. However, now the effort is moving to a new level: the attempt to apply PRB-1 standards to Covenents, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R). Wisconsin hams are urged to contact their Congressional representatives, asking them to support HR 4720 - a bill aimed at preventing private land-use rules from "unreasonably interfering with" the installation and use of "appropriate antenna structures" for amateurs. Eighteen members of Congress (none of whom are from Wisconsin) have already "signed on" as sponsors of the bill. When contacting your representative, urge that he or she emphasize their support of HR 4720 by adding their name to the growing list of sponsors.

View a sample CC&R letter of support or learn how to contact your representative. The ARRL requests those writing or e-mailing members of Congress send a copy to ARRL or mail to CC&R Bill, ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111. Please contact your Congressional Representative today!

Jim Lackore, AD9X