This came down from the leadership of Northern New Jersey ARES; but it should be of interest to anyone who is involved with Emergency Communications:
FYI...the info below comes from the ARRL's EmComm and Regulatory offices and needs your thoughtful and timely input...the ARRL states:
"The FCC has released a Public Notice soliciting input for the Congressional directed study of Amateur Radio Emergency Communications and Impediments to the amateur's ability to provide those communications. This is the ARRL-proposed study which we have been seeking for the last 3 years...."
The links below should help you with filing your comments and reports....thank you all in advance for you help in this and all EmComm related matters
Additional information is also on the ARRL Website:
If you have participated in an EmComm event or deployment since January 1, 2000, we ask you to provide specific information on the activation by completing this form by clicking here.
If you are affected the deed restrictions, HOAs, or CC&Rs, please complete this form by clicking here.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Congress directed that the FCC provide the report back within 180-days and that clock is already counting. The FCC is only accepting comments for a 45-day period, which will end May 17,2012. In order for the ARRL to collate your information in a common report, we ask that you send in your information no later than WEDNESDAY APRIL 25.
I know a lot of you out there are involved in Public Service activities and communications, so please, if you have something to contribute, please do so!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!