Congressional bill could hamper severe storm spotters

Our local WFAA Channel 8 news station aired a story about HR-607 and its possible impact on SKYWARN operations. The link below includes the story and optional video from the NWS with a couple of our volunteer operators.

While the ARRL and all Amateurs support the work of Public Safety and recognize their need for dedicated spectrum which would promote interoperability, the ARRL vigorously opposes HR 607 in its present form. HR 607 is a direct threat to our limited spectrum and the ARRL encourages all amateurs to appropriately voice their opposition to this bill.

Congressional bill could hamper severe storm spotters

Additional details about HR-607 can be found on the ARRL web site at www.arrl.org/hr-607