I try not to get over political in my writings. Though I needed to take a few moments to address my fellow Floridians.
One of my Florida neighbors asked why I’m supporting Rick Scott for Senate (our current governor). Well to put it plainly Bill Nelson is not a friend of the Amateur Radio Community or our rights assured to us by the FCC Part 97 Rules. Mr. Nelson lost all respect from me when he refused to allow a bill that would help amateur Radio operators enforce their part 97 rights with HOAs and other like organizations (deed restrictions and/or gated communities), come out of committee. So he also lost my vote.
Amateur Radio operators especially here in Florida and other gulf states are vital assets to local, state and even up to the federal level of government. In the event of a natural disaster or even terror attack and communications are down there will always be Amateur Radio.
Most know I lean heavy on the conservative side but I’m neither a Republican or Democrat, I have my own checklist that I go by and if a person meets those things then I will entertain giving them my vote.
Be a friend to Amateur Radio and vote against Mr. Nelson, if you can’t vote for Mr. Scott write someone in.