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Amateur Radio Parity Act Gets Favorable Subcommittee Report

On a voice vote, the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has sent the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee with a favorable report for further consideration. The measure was among three bills the Subcommittee considered during a February 11 "markup" session.  The Subcommittee is chaired by Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR).

“I’m optimistic that we can put the finishing touches on these bills in the weeks ahead and once again produce important, bipartisan legislation that protects consumers, small businesses, and access to the latest communications services,” Walden said after the hearing.

Read the Full ARRL News Post at:  http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-gets-favorable-subcommittee-report

Technician License Review and Testing

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday's Technician Class Review Session was held at Station 53 today.  M.A.R.C. members helped four to obtain their new amateur radio license.  With a couple in attendance, planning to test next week during our regular monthly meeting.  Congrats to the new Technicians!

Posted 4:06 PM by K9NTZ

Tech Review 2-13-16

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Amateur Radio Parity Act HR 1301 to Get House Subcommittee Airing

Read the full ARRL news story here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-hr-1301-to-get-house-subcommittee-airing

Now that the bill is getting a subcommittee hearing, we wonder just what the next steps are on the bill. Since it’s a Congress thing and they have an interesting way of doing things that can be confusing to follow. Below is a link to an in depth explanation of the legislative process for a bill getting passed into law. The Parity Act bills, both the one here and the one in the Senate, have a few more hurdles to go thru to get a signature to become law. Here’s what their up against:

https://votesmart.org/education/how-a-bill-becomes-law#.Vpk1vE_CceQ

If Anyone is still a little puzzled about the Parity Act, there has been a lot of mis-information and rumors about what it is and what it can or will do. The ARRL has a story and a video to clarify any questions. See the story and video here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/now-clarity-on-parity-the-video

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