By now most of you have read ARRL President Rick Roderick’s (K5UR) email asking our support in contacting Hawaii senators.  The suggested link to submit support for Senate action is well done and simplifies the process.  Please consider supporting this effort to get Senate action this year.

If you have personal experience with the antenna issues, try to include it in your supporting comment.

A point to be made is the importance of Hawaii Amateur Radio volunteers being able to support our communities by participation in SKYWARD, HealthComm, CERTS (Communications), and State and County Civil Defense/Emergency Management Agencies. Any history of activities adds to your comments.

The ARRL has been involved in this bill even before it was formally submitted to the House in March 2015.  Negotiations proceeded with parties representing HOAs resulting in language protecting their rights.

For those who may want to better understand the history of the ARRL involvement in the “Amateur Radio Parity Act”, the League has an excellent synopsis on our web site at,

If you would also like to contact our Senators’ offices directly, they have web pages at,

Senator Brian Schatz –

Which list his contact information:

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 7-212
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 523-2061
Fax: (808) 523-2065

722 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3934
Fax: (202) 228-1153

Senator Maize Hirono –

Which list her contact information:

300 Ala Moana Blvd. Rm. 3-106
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 522-8970
Fax: (808) 545-4683

330 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Fax: (202) 224-2126