Meeting InformationMonthly Meetings
1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Clay County Public Library
1895 Town Center Boulevard
Orange Park, FL 32003
Directions To Meeting
Time: Sunday @ 7:30PM
Primary 146.925 - 156.7
Secondary 146.670 - No PL
Tertiary 147.225 + 156.7
Alternate Simplex: 146.505
Echolink: KI4UWC-R 465626
Here is the article that was published in the Clay Today on July 3, 2014. Click here to read the article on the Clay Today Web Site.
Click here to download the PDF format of the actual newspaper article as shown below.
This is of interest to those living in gated or HOA communities with restrictions concerning ham radio antennas and equipment.
A bill with bipartisan support has been introduced in the US House of Representatives that calls on the FCC to apply the “reasonable accommodation” three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to private land-use restrictions. HR.4969, the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” was introduced on June 25 at the request of the ARRL, which worked with House staffers to draft the proposed legislation. The bill’s sponsor is Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). It has initial co-sponsorship from Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT). If the measure passes the 113th Congress, it would require the FCC, within 120 days of the Bill’s passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply PRB-1 coverage to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances.
Field Day was a GREAT success as operators from both Clay County ARES and OPARC joined forces at the Orange Park High School to contact all 50 states and most of Canada — at last report, over 1000 contacts were made.
“ORANGE PARK | Be it hurricane, wildfire, flood or tornado, when disaster wipes out communications at home or abroad, Clay County volunteers are ready to relay messages so emergency authorities can get help where it’s needed and let families know their loved ones are safe.” Continue reading
In an effort to make sure that people KNOW who the ARES Amateur Radio Operators are in an event or emergency, we have come up with these requirements and guidelines for apparel. Click here to real the whole article on the Crown District ARES Site