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HOAs and HAM Radios: Will proposed Federal Legislation harm community associations?

Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff  Legislation was introduced in House of Representatives in 2014 that would allow homeowners or residents in HOA communities to have, install and operate towers and large antennas used in HAM radio broadcasting on their property, despite any HOA architectural guidelines or restrictions prohibiting these types of improvements.  That bill was recently filed again for the 2015 legislative session. The bill is known as the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 and now reportedly has 22 cosponsors.  According to the FCC, there are millions of amateur operators in all areas of the world that communicate with each other directly or through ad hoc...