U.S. House Proposes Removal of Private Use Land Restrictions for Amateur Radio

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced legislation that would remove certain private land use restrictions that apply to the installation or use of amateur radio antennas.

According to a posting on the ARRL website, the legislation, H.R. 4006, also known as the “Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act,” is intended to support the ability of amateur radio operators to install “reasonable” antennas and antenna structures on property or land that they own or control.

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH), one of the sponsors of the proposed legislation, noted that passage of the bill would help “remove barriers to disaster and emergency communications and training,” as well as “promote education in STEM subjects related to critically needed wireless technology.”

The bill is backed by the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.

Read the ARRL posting.

Read the complete text of H.R. 4006.

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