Our people in Washington, D.C. just left Senator Nelson's office and

reported that he is on the fence about whether to support Senate Bill

1685, the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA), or not.


Senator Nelson is the ranking minority party member on the committee

and carries a good deal of influence.


It is URGENT that we barrage the Senator's Washington office with phone

calls asking for his support of Senate Bill 1685.


The number to call for Senator Nelson's office is: 202-224-5274


I just made the call and it will only take a minute or two. When the

staffer answers, tell them that you would like to ask for Senator

Nelson's support of Senate Bill 1685, the Amateur Radio Parity Act.

They will ask you for your zip code, record your support of S. 1685,

and thank you for contacting them.


More information on the ARPA can be found at:



Even if you have already sent an email to Senator Nelson, PLEASE make a

phone call. If you haven't contacted the Florida Senators (both are on

the committee) as asked for in my email yesterday, please take a couple

of minutes and do so. If you have already done so—Thank You!


As always, please send a short email to congress@arrlse.org to let me

know you made the phone call. That lets us have an idea of the number

of contacts made. I'll apologize in advance that I won't be able to

personally respond to the emails, but I will read every single one.


Please spread this message far and wide to amateurs within Florida.


Thanks & 73,





ARRL Southeastern Division

Director: Doug Rehman, K4AC