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PCARC Membership Application

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Part 97

Amateur Rules and Regulations

This link above is THE SOURCE for the most up-to-date copy of Part 97. It is provided on the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) website by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. If you want a PDF copy of a recent Part 97, you might try the ARRL here.

PRB-1

Reasonable accomodation for amateur antennas

FCC's federal preemption of state and local zoning laws requires reasonable accomodation for your antennas. This 1985 ruling does NOT protect against restrictive covenants often found in subdivisions and other housing communities. However, there is pending legislation (Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015) that will help amateurs secure antenna rights even in restricted communities, if it passes. You can read more about it and learn ways to help get this legislation passed here.

Indiana Senate Bill 109

Reasonable accomodation for amateur antennas

This is Indiana's version of PRB-1, passed July 1, 2003.

PR91-36

Scanner laws

FCC's federal preemption of state and local scanner laws protects your amateur transceivers with extended receive capabilities. It does NOT protect scanning-only devices... just your licensed amateur equipment.

Indiana Scanner Law (updated 2014)

Indiana Code 35-44.1-2-7

Amateurs are exempt in Indiana from restrictions against mobile police scanners. Keep a copy of this and PR91-36 in your vehicle with a copy of your current amateur license. Don't argue with police! Many are not familiar with our amateur privileges. If you have a conflict with an officer about monitoring police frequencies, request a supervisor and try to resolve the dispute calmly and peacefully. The Indiana law can be found at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2014/ic/titles/035/articles/44.1/chapters/002/ (scroll down to pages 4-5). You void this exemption if you transmit on police frequencies!