FCC Seeks Public Comments on Amateur Radio EmComm and Impediments to Amateur Radio Communications

Congress has directed the FCC to conduct a study on amateur radio's role in emergency and disaster communications and the impact of private land use regulations on the ability of amateur radio to provide such communications. This study is time critical, requiring public comment be complete by May 17th. The study will be looking at (1) the role amateur radio has played and continues to play in support of emergency and disaster relief organizations including FEMA and (2) impediments to enhanced amateur radio communications, such as covenents, deed restrictions, and homeowner association covenants (CC&R's). Further details and links are available at http://www.arrl.org . If you have details, personal experience, or data on this, ,please read the ARRL article on the web site and provide them with information.