Report Causes Concern and Confusion in California’s Amateur Radio Ranks

Jan 14, 2011
St. Louis
This week I saw a few posts on Twitter about California requiring that HAM repeater owners begin paying commercial colocation fees for having their equipment on government-owned property. It turns out that this was based on a memo from one site, and the state has no plans to do the same statewide. More details are at this article on the ARRL web site:

By all credible and reliable accounts, the State of California has not turned its back on Amateur Radio as an emergency communication resource nor have established repeater owners been asked to remove their equipment from state-owned sites unless they pay sizeable fees.