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Amateur radio and association architectural standards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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 74.2 million residents living in community associations. According to a CAI survey​:​

  • 95% of residents believe their architectural covenants protect property values.
  • 78% of residents believe amateur radio operators should not be exempt from community association architectural covenants. Only 9% indicated a request was denied because of these covenants.
  • 5% of residents relied on amateur radio communication during a disaster.

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