AMATEUR RADIO BROADCASTS 07/15/2003
Amateur Radio Licensees Play Integral Role in Public Safety Network
Governor Davis signed legislation today that would ensure that amateur radio
stations' communication will not be obstructed by any city or county ordinance.
Due to the wide number of volunteers who utilize their amateur radio licenses
during times of natural disasters or emergency situations, maintaining amateur
radio stations' ability to broadcast is an important resource to security and
"Licensed amateur radio operators give thousands of hours of volunteer service
to the state and local governments," Gov. Davis said. "They are an important
part of our public safety network."
AB 1228 by Assembly member Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) mandates that city
or county ordinances that regulate amateur radio station antenna do not
obstruct the communication abilities of the station. It also allows the antenna
structures of the radio stations to be constructed to effectively maintain
their broadcast services; therefore, preserving the integrity of the radio
There are nearly 5,000 volunteers in the state of California who hold amateur
radio licenses. These volunteers play a crucial role in events of natural
disaster or emergency situations when telephone systems are inoperable by
utilizing their broadcast ability. By providing a reliable communication system
during an emergency situation, such as a terrorist attack, amateur radio
stations provide an invaluable service to the state of California.
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