News Item: Please email Sen Fleischmann on this important issue.
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Posted by e107
Wednesday June 03 2015 - 23:48:26


I am asking all hams in Sen Fleischmann's district to email him on this issue. Follow the link and feel free to use the sample email type to send to him.

Here is the message from the ARRL:

Greetings ARRL Members in TN- 3,

I am writing you tonight in regards to the current centerpiece of our
2015 ARRL Legislative Action, HR-1301.  In meetings with Congressman
Fleischmann’s staff, we’ve been asked for constituent
correspondence to show Mr. Fleischmann that there is a desire in his
District for his continuing support of HR-1301.  We need you to email
him as soon as possible expressing your support of this bill.

To do this, please go to his website:
https://fleischmann.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

You will need to enter your zip code to authenticate that you’re a
constituent, and you may need the “plus 4” digits of your zip code.
 Then click on “Go to next step.”  Fill in all the information.  For
message category use Telecommunications.  Please ask Congressman
Fleischmann to cosponsor HR-1301 in the message box.  You may use this
suggested email, or write something personal if you’d like.  If you
live in a community with an HOA and have not been allowed to have an
antenna, please inform him of same.    We hope that by getting member
emails to his office, we can convince Congressman Fleischmann to add
his name to the growing list of cosponsors.



Here is a suggested email.  Please feel free to edit the message as to
not make it look like a form letter.  Once you’ve added your message
on the above named webpage, please click on “send email.”



Dear Congressman Fleischmann,


I am a constituent in your District and I want to bring an issue to
your attention.  I am a federally licensed Amateur Radio operator, one
of over 2,500 whom reside in your District.  We provide communications
support and participate in public service events on behalf of the
community, during times of emergency by providing communications for
local governmental agencies and non-governmental agencies (NGO) like
the Red Cross and Salvation Army, communications support to the United
States Military through their Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS),
to our neighbors when mainstream communications break down, and to the
future of telecommunications as we participate in the development of
cutting edge technology in this digital age.

 We cannot do any of these things, which we do at no charge ever to
anyone we help, without being able to place an outdoor antenna on our
property.

 Recently a bi-partisan Bill, H.R. 1301, was introduced by Mr.
Kinzinger(R-IL) and Mr. Courtney (D-CT) which would extend the ability
to properly negotiate with developments that have restrictions that
routinely preclude Amateur Radio operators from putting up even a
simple wire antenna in a tree that would never be seen by the
community.  We already have this ability with local zoning ordinances,
but we need to extend this ability to operators living under land use
restrictions.  All we are asking for is reasonable accommodation.

As your constituent, I am asking that you support the good work we do
as Amateur Radio operators by signing-on as a cosponsor. Please contact
Rep.Kinzinger’s office to do so.
If you have any questions, please contact our Division Director, David
Norris K5UZ at k5uz@arrl.org or 870-613-1606.



Sincerely,


YOUR NAME, CALL & ADDRESS



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Again, once you’ve added your message on the above named webpage,
please click on “send email.”
I urge each of you to take the time to do this and let’s make HR-1301
happen!


73 ES GL

David A. Norris, K5UZ
Director, Delta Division



This news item is from Hamilton County, TN ARES
( http://hamiltoncountyares.org/e107/news.php?extend.30 )