ARRL Praises Inclusion of Amateur Radio Bill in NDAA

The American Radio Relay League praised lawmakers today for adding the language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (HR 5515), which was approved by the House Armed Services Committee after a marathon markup Wednesday. The measure would permit amateur radio operators to install an outdoor antenna at their residences with the approval of their homeowners’ association. An amendment  with the language from HR 555 was offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D., Conn.), Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.) and Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) and approved by voice vote. The Amateur Radio Parity Act has passed the House twice in the past two years. – Courtesy TR Daily