Region: Nebraska

Allow anyone to erect an amateur radio antenna regardless of HOA/covenants

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Nebraska state legislature
14 supporters
3% achieved 500 for collection target
14 supporters
3% achieved 500 for collection target
  1. Launched 29/04/2024
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We seek to close a loophole in the 1996 Telecommunications Act which allows private land use agreements such as homeowners associations and covenants, for purely aesthetic reasons, to prohibit the erection of permanent antenna structures for the use of amateur radio. This petition is to demonstrate to legislators the amount of interest in passing a bill such as S. 3690 at the state level.


While amateur radio is widely viewed as a hobby, it also serves vital functions. Many operators are members of ARES ( which supports a wide variety of emergency communications when traditional communication infrastructure is impaired or unavailable. There is also the SKYWARN program (SKYWARN Amateur Radio Network) which relies on amateur radio to relay timely and important information about dangerous weather events such as tornadoes.

By prohibiting the erection of antennas, and therefore the effective use of amateur radio in American neighborhoods, these land use agreements are impeding an important safety apparatus. It is perhaps a dramatic example but is nonetheless a relevant comparison to say this is similar to an HOA refusing to allow fire hydrants because they are not visually pleasing. Antennas, like hydrants, serve a vital safety function.

Thank you for your support, Ham4NE from Omaha
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