As mentioned in the April 9th Information Net, the FCC has been soliciting public comments regarding the impact of private land restrictions, or CC&Rs, to the amateur radio community. The ARRL is collecting and collating this information from members and non-members in order to support its filing with the FCC. All amateur radio operators who wish to comment must send their input, and received by the ARRL, no later than WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2012.
“This is the best opportunity that amateurs have had to address the impact of overly burdensome private land use restrictions. If Amateur Radio is to succeed in this effort, it is going to take all of us working together.” — ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND
It is important that when you provide specifics of your CC&R, you also provide the ARRL with a copy of its actual wording. If you have the CC&R in a digital format (or you can scan the document into a file), it can either be uploaded through the website or it can be sent via an e-mail to CCRinfo@arrl.org. If you do not have an electronic format, a hard copy may be sent via US mail to: CCR Study Information, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.
“We need factual, specific details,” Henderson said. “The more accurate information we have — including copies of the CC&R language — the stronger case we can make. Having copies of the exact CC&Rs is important. It allows us to demonstrate the wide variation of restrictions. Including the specific text is as important as any other piece of information you provide.”
More information can be found on the announcement and the CC&R Study web site. Questions can be sent to the ARRL Regulatory Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan Henderson, N1ND, ARRL Regulatory Information Manager can also be reached at (860) 594-0236 or at email@example.com.