Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HR607 in the news

HR607, the bill proposed by Representative Peter King, received some interesting coverage regarding it's effect on amateur radio in USA Today yesterday. It seems the letter writing campaign suggested by the ARRL may be working. The following excerpt is taken from the USA Today article:
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"America's first responders, including law enforcement officers and firefighters, these front-line heroes still do not have a national interoperable public safety wireless broadband network," King said.
He added that efforts are underway to address concerns of ham radio operators and others.
Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., a co-sponsor of the bill, said he will work "to ensure that we are not cutting any vital emergency services and not adversely affecting ham radio operations."

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