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Author Topic: Persoanl Radio Association Membership. GMRS Organ  (Read 324 times)
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« on: November 26, 2005, 06:32:41 AM »

The Personal Radio Association is now accepting applications for
membership. Membership is currently free, with no dues collection,
until such time the group is incorporated and a dues schedule is
approved.

The PRA will become the primary voice of the GMRS community. Already,
PRA members have reported many FCC violations to the FCC, who is
initiating enforcement action.
PRA is the first actual GMRS membership organization. Prior to the PRA,
the Personal Radio Steering Group, which is not a membership organziation,
represented it's interests in the GMRS. In so doing, the PRSG did an excellent
job representing all of us. PRSG has long felt a membership organization would
 better represent the service as a whole. PRSG remains active conducting its
own business and is playing an active role in organizing and advising the new
PRA and it's Board.

GMRS users, and users of any of the services the PRA supports
(FRS/MURS) are urged to check it out.

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The PRA Mission Statement

The Personal Radio Services are limited radio spectrum resources set
aside by the United States government for use by the general public as
licensed and unlicensed radio services. The PRA is a mutual-interest
organization of Federal Communications Commission licensees of the
licensed General Mobile Radio Service and interested persons using the
radio services delicensed by rule, the Multi-Use Radio Service, and
the Citizens Radio Service. The PRA's mission is to fairly and
accurately represent its member's interests in these radio services
before government agencies, the various representatives of the radio
industry, private or public organizations, and the public-at-large in
order to protect and preserve the growth, regulation, and continued
usability and effectiveness of each radio service.

The PRA Ethics Statement

The PRA supports the lawful use of the Personal Radio services as
defined in the the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations and the various Communications Acts as amended.

The PRA supports the Basis and Purpose, as well as the Definition of
each radio service as written in the Federal Communications Commission
Rules and Regulations and remains loyal in this regard during any
deliberations before federal or private organizations.

The Personal Radio Association proactively supports and openly defends
the core interests of personal radio users before government and
private decision makers.

PRA and its members subscribe to an Operating Code of Ethics that is
consistent with the FCC’s Basis and Purpose for each radio service,
all applicable FCC Rules and Regulations, and with an emphasis toward
expected growth, continued usability and the cooperative use of each
radio service.

PRA promotes cooperation among members and non-members sharing the
same radio spectrum in the same geographical areas.

The PRA promotes a Radio Industry Code of Ethics that encourages
industry to act responsibly toward the Personal Radio Services.

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PRA Focus in Brief

FCC rule making and enforcement issues with an impact on the radio
service(s)

Commercial actions toward the radio services that effect members
continued enjoyment of their investment in a negative or a positive
way.

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PRA Initiatives

Reporting retailers using false, misleading, or deceptive advertising
to market two-way radio, or that advertise illegal radio hardware to
the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission
respectively.

Public education regarding use of the Personal Radio Services.

GMRS Intruder reporting via PRA form through the PRA Intruder
and FCC Enforcement Committees.

Encouraging FCC enforcement of GMRS FCC Rules in problem areas of the
United States.

PRA's Reliable Retailer Program. We focus attention on retailers doing
the right thing applying the Radio Industry Code as a standard.

Keydown Focus Group. This group gathers information on illegal CB
radio keydown events and reports findings to the FCC.

The PRA is headquartered at Huntingtown, MD.

You may contact the Board Chairman, Doug Smith at:
410-535-4853

You may contact John Wilkerson, Public Relations, at:
gmrsinfo@gmail.com

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Link to PRA Website:
http://www.popularwireless.com/pra.html

Membership Form Link:
http://www.popularwireless.com/downloads/PRA_Membership_Application.pdf


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