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CAI opposes federal legislation or regulation that restricts a community association from requiring prior approval of amateur radio broadcasting infrastructure to ensure external radio towers and antennas are reasonably sized and placed, do not constitute a legitimate safety hazard, and reasonably reflect the aesthetic character of the community.
Currently, it is common practice for community associations to provide HAM radio operator clubs a temporary space to set-up during a local disaster.
In the U.S., there are approximately 700,000 amateur radio operators and approximately 68 million residents living in community associations. According to a CAI survey: