ARRL Michigan Clubs PRB-1 Alert
- From: *ARRL Members Only Web site* <memberlist@...
Date: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Subject: PRB-1 Alert
To: hsbicknell@... <mailto:hsbicknell@...>
Greetings to all Michigan Hams December 8, 2012
This is a special email alert for all Michigan hams concerning our
ongoing PRB-1 effort in Michigan.
I have good news to report in that after a Senate Hearing on December 5,
based on a 3 – 0 vote, SB1244 was passed and is moving onto the Senate
Floor. This means that on December 11, our bill may be voted on by the
Senate. If we are successful there, the bill will move to the House, and
if successful there as well, it could end up on the Governors’ desk for
I am asking each Michigan ham to act now and visit
http://www.miarrlprb1.org/ which is our PRB-1 website and click on the
“Update Alert” tab to read the notes from Wednesday’s Senate Committee
Hearing. Please download the “sample” letter available by clicking on
the “What Can I Do?” tab. Simply fill in your senator’s name, add your
name and address at the bottom and email to your senator. There is no
need to add anything to the letter.
You can find your senator’s email address by clicking on the “Find Your
Senator” tab. Some senators have a direct email listed, others may have
a form email where you may have to cut and paste your letter into their
form. Please send a copy to wb8r@... <mailto:wb8r@...> so we
can see how
much of the “market” we are covering and we can send a copy to any
senators who do not get a letter from a constituent. For those that use
an email form, please send a note directly to me at wb8r@...
<mailto:wb8r@...>telling me which senator you sent the letter to
and that you used an
There is a possibility that our bill may time out if it is not possible
to get the process completed by the end of the legislative session. Not
to worry. We will start all over again in January and already have our
primary sponsor lined up. We have some good support in the Senate and we
feel that we are in good shape.
Thank you in advance for your fine assistance. This is an important
issue and we need to blanket the Senate with our letters.
Michigan Section Manager