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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB057 (1995)

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ARLB057 NH antenna bill signed
 
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ARRL Bulletin 57  ARLB057
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 8, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB057 NH antenna bill signed
 
New Hampshire Governor Stephen Merrill has signed into law a bill
protecting amateurs' rights to antennas.
 
The bill, HB 379, earlier passed both the state's House and Senate
unanimously and was signed by the governor on June 5.  It was
originally written to include slightly stronger language regarding
antennas than that contained in PRB-1; the language was then
fine-tuned at the suggestion of members of the legislature who are
''friendly to Amateur interests,'' according to ARRL New Hampshire
Section Manager Al Shuman, N1FIK.
 
The bill was filed on the coattails of New Hampshire's HB 1380,
passed in 1994, which provides protection from taxing Amateur Radio
towers as real property.  HB 379 reads:
 
''No city, town, or county in which there are located unincorporated
towns or unorganized places shall adopt or amend a zoning ordinance
or regulation with respect to antennas used exclusively in the
amateur radio services that fail to conform to the limited federal
preemption entitled Amateur Radio Preemption, 101 FCC 2nd 952 (1985)
issued by the Federal Communications Commission.''
 
In addition to Shuman, other New Hampshire amateurs who helped in
this victory included Rep Ralph Rosen, W1HSB; Rep Tom Kirby, W1EJ;
Rep Rudy Adler, W1GUA; Jack Sheehy, WA1ALM, and Cal Calvitto,
WA1WOK. Rep Rosen wrote the bill.
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