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New Jersey Legislature Honors Amateur Radio's 9/11 Role:

from The ARRL Letter, Vol 22, No 02 on January 11, 2003
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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New Jersey Legislature Honors Amateur Radio's 9/11 Role:

The New Jersey Legislature has honored the role of Amateur Radio operators in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. On hand in Trenton to witness a joint proclamation December 12 were ARRL Hudson Division Director Frank Fallon, N2FF, Hudson Division Vice Director Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, Northern New Jersey Section Manager Bill Hudzik, W2UDT, and Bergen County District Emergency Coordinator Mike Adams, WA2MWT, who's also a member of the New Jersey PRB-1 Task Force.

"I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for your hard work and efforts," said Assembly Speaker Albio Sires. "During times of disaster, your group has displayed superior service and dedication to the safety of our citizens. I applaud the efforts of the independent radio operators and thank you for your selfless actions on September 11, 2001. Allow me to express my sincere gratitude for your participation with the New Jersey General Assembly on this day, December 12, 2002."

On behalf of the amateur contingent, Hudzik thanked the 80 members of the Assembly. Among the cosponsors of the resolution was Assemblyman Matthew Ahearn, KB2PNN, a Democrat from Fair Lawn and sponsor of an Amateur Radio antenna bill, Assembly Bill 3065, in the Garden State.

While in the state capital, the ham radio delegation took the opportunity to promote A3065, "The Amateur Radio Antenna Bill." The measure would codify the limited preemption known as PRB-1 into New Jersey's statutes. In addition, it would preclude local ordinances or regulations that effectively prohibit an antenna support structure of 70 feet or less above ground level exclusive of any antenna upon the structure. The measure has been assigned to the Housing and Local Government Committee chaired by Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield). The text of the proposed legislation http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ is available on the New Jersey Legislature Web site. Search on "A3065" in the "Bill Search" engine.

Ahearn will be seeking cosponsors in the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate. Interested New Jersey amateurs may contact him via e-mail asmahearn@njleg.org. Amateurs may contact their state lawmakers to express their opinions on the bill or to urge their cosponsorship. Visit the New Jersey Legislature page http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ and look under "Members--Find Your Legislator."--Michael Adams, WA2MWT

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The ARRL Letter Vol. 22, No. 02 January 10, 2003

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New Jersey Legislature Honors Amateur Radio's 9/11  
by KC0MYY on January 17, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
my name is justin kc0myy and i am in annandale MN. some kids at school are aways telling me thant ham radio is dumb. but I tell them it helps save lives. and the kids say "ham radio does not help save lives" well they are wrong. I am going to print that off and show them that this hobby does save lives.

73 kc0myy
 
RE: New Jersey Legislature Honors Amateur Radio's  
by KC8JUZ on January 23, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
I think it is great to see how ham radio is helping out, i like to know iam a part of that, iam also in the civil air patrol and we help with the efforts of 9/11.
 
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