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New Amateur Radio Parity Act H.R. 555
H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US Senate to gain the necessary support. As with H.R. 1301, the new measure introduced on January 13 in the 115th Congress was sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), with initial co-sponsorship by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR). Walden now chairs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, to which the new bill has been referred. H.R. 555 will get an initial airing in the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. When H.R. 1301 came up in committee, Walden spoke forcefully in favor of the measure, which ultimately attracted 126 House cosponsors.
“Rep. Kinzinger has again stepped forward to introduce this important legislation,” said ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. “His commitment stems from exposure to what the Amateur Radio community brings to the service of all communities. The ARRL and radio amateurs nationwide owe Rep. Kinzinger a resounding ‘Thank You!’ for his efforts on their behalf.”
H.R. 555 calls on the FCC to establish rules prohibiting the application of deed restrictions that preclude Amateur Radio communications on their face or as applied. Deed restrictions would have to impose the minimum practicable restriction on Amateur Radio communications to accomplish the lawful purposes of homeowners association seeking to enforce the restriction.
The ARRL Board of Directors is expected to discuss the pending legislation when it meets January 20-21.
Attention Technician Class Amateurs looking to upgrade!!
General Amateur Radio classes will be held at the Londonderry police community room, 268 Mammoth road on:
1/14/17 ALERT/ West Rock: Gen 1 class
1/23/17 ALERT/ West Rock: Gen 2 class
1/28/17 ALERT/ West Rock: Gen 3 class
2/04/17 ALERT/ West Rock: Gen 4 class
2/25/17 ALERT/ West Rock: VE session
The 4th class is a makeup class in case we need to cancel because of inclement weather.
We will also be having a second VE session for anyone that is interested in upgrading on 4 22/17
We will start at 8:00 – 10:00. Coffee/snack break 10:00 - 10:10. 10:10 - 12:00 back to class. Each student should have what they like for a break
For applications and information on study materials email
Bill Fortin, KB1SGK
Beginning December 7th, the New Hampshire Slow Net is returning to air!
if you want to improve your CW skills join us
on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:15 PM local.
The CW speed runs between 5 to 10 WPM. So check in
on 3.539 khz in the 80 Meter band, and let's practice CW and traffic handling skills.
A contest is also in the future on the NHSN, grand prize an HT radio. More details to come.
NH ARRL SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER
New young Ham Radio Operators Needed
It’s time for us as ham radio operators to get the ball rolling to get young people involved in our hobby.
Here is your chance to make that happen. Sponsor a youth for only $35.00. This covers the cost of the Tech study manual and the VE test fee. I realize that not all of us are able to afford that kind of money, but I am sure we all know friends who are aware of our love for Ham Radio and would like to help our cause.
Get your Name and call connected to a youth as sponsor. Maybe we can get the ARRL to start a youth/ sponsor honor roll in our QST magazine.
I am challenging all clubs here in NH and throughout the United States.
Let’s get it done!
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 1932
Conway, NH 03818
Hello NH Radio Amateurs
The Amateur Radio we know today owes its existence primarily to the lobbying efforts by the ARRL in the early part of the 20th century. After the creation of the Amateur Radio Service by the Federal Radio Commission (predecessor to the FCC), the US government quickly realized how valuable a resource Amateur Radio is to the public, especially during emergencies. In the Northeast in 1936, nearly 200 people lost their lives during February floods that inundated most towns where major rivers flowed and without the services of the Amateur Radio operator, according to League historian Clinton DeSoto, fatalities would have been much greater.
As was the case in 1936 and since then, Amateurs have been engaged in relaying messages and providing communication when conventional means fail during times of emergencies. It is important to realize this resource is a major reason our government continues to acknowledge and recognize the need for the Amateur Radio Service. As it did in the early part of the 20th century, the League today continues to advocate for the Amateur Radio Service and our continued use of the RF spectrum.
If you are new to Amateur Radio (or even a seasoned operator), and looking for a new challenge, why not join the over 200 NH Amateurs currently using their radio skills with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service also known as ARES. ARES operators are “Radio Minutemen” who make their stations available for public service events and during times of emergencies. Typically, ARES groups meet together once a month and most have weekly on air meetings to discuss various aspects of emergency communications and message handling. These activities help hone their skills for the time when they may be called to serve during an emergency.
NH has 12 ARES groups, roughly divided up by county. Each group is led by an Emergency Coordinator (EC). Each EC may have an Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC) whose focus may be on specified tasks within the group. An Amateur Radio license and willingness to participate are the usual prerequisites to join. A listing of the ARES group nearest you can be found at the NH ARES web site www.nh-ares.org
Now is a great time to become actively involved. NH ARES needs you! Go to www.nh-ares.org and click on the NH ARES needs you link, fill out the application and the EC in your area will contact you. If you have questions feel free to contact the Section Manager, email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Section Emergency Coordinator, Wayne Santos, N1CKM. His email is email@example.com
Peter Stohrer, K1PJS
NH Section Manager
NH Amateur Radio Clubs
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Contoocook Valley Radio Club
Central NH Amateur Radio Club
Granite State Amateur Radio Association
CCDX Amateur Radio Club
Port City Amateur Radio Club
Great Bay Radio Association
Lakes Region Repeater Association
Twin State Radio Club
Nashua Area Radio Club
Littleton Amateur Radio Klub
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Androscoggin Valley Amateur Radio Club
Interstate Repeater Society
Capital Area Repeater Society