Hammersmith Management would like to inform you of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (S. 1685), which is scheduled for mark-up in the Senate Commerce Committee on November 18. One of our Colorado Senators, Cory Gardner, serves on the Senate Commerce Committee. It is very important he hears from you today, and this is why:

In its current form, S. 1685 pre-empts Community Associations’ architectural guidelines and safety rules related to installation of HAM radio towers and antennas. If S. 1685 passes, Community Associations will not be able to require prior approval or have uniform rules for installation of radio towers and antennas or ensure compliance with architectural standards (including safety and aesthetic guidelines). Obviously this runs counterintuitive to the purpose of living in a Common Interest Development, and has the potential to undermine the steps you’ve taken to protect your property’s value and your Community’s affairs.

Please contact your Senator today using this handy form: http://www.capwiz.com/advocacycenter/issues/alert/…
or call 202-224-5941 and let Senator Gardner know that S. 1685 is not workable and will compromise the safety and interests for those of us that live in Colorado’s Community Associations. This issue is too important not to speak out on.

CAI White Paper on HAM Radios and Community Associations: http://tinyurl.com/q9ansh8
CAI Advocacy Bulletin on Ham Radios and Community Associations: http://tinyurl.com/oljukng
S. 1685:  http://tinyurl.com/ph9m556