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ARRL abandons congressional efforts to pass the Amateur Radio Parity Act. Post 1753

ARRL drops efforts to pass the Amateur Radio Parity Act. Accessed on 25 January 2019, 0304 UTC, Post 1753. Source:  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2019-01-21. Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME). As the old saying goes:  "Close, but no cigar."  The ARRL Board of Directors has decided to abandon legislative efforts to save the "Amateur Radio Parity Act".  The legislative package was aimed at relieving some of the antenna restrictions found in deed-restricted properties (HOAs and CC&Rs).  Over the past few years, the "Amateur Radio Parity Act" has come close to passage, but was stopped cold when the U.S. Congress rejected the measure. Rather than try another congressional battle, the ARRL has decided to appeal directly to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for antenna relief. Here's the official position of the ARRL from the 24 January 2019 issue of "The ARRL Letter": "ARRL Board of Directors Issues Statement