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Subject: [TowerTalk] IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS .. Amateur Radio towers
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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 16:42:50 -0700
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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 
rescue aid.

"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 
communication system.

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.

See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather 
Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions 
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

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