The Temple (Texas) Amateur Radio Club (TARC) has again generously supported the ARRL’s advocacy efforts, this year donating $1000 to the Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund in support of the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015. In the past, the Texas club has donated to the Spectrum Defense Fund, but this time it asked specifically to put its gift toward the Parity Act campaign.
“The Temple Amateur Radio Club has been a long-time supporter of ARRL,” said ARRL Development Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD. “Over the years, the club has donated $8000 to the Spectrum Defense Fund to support ARRL advocacy efforts to protect our frequencies. We are grateful to the members of TARC for their continued support and generosity.”
Representatives of the club presented a check to ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, who was representing League Headquarters at the ARRL South Texas Section Convention — the Austin Summerfest —August 7-8. Inderbitzen said some 700 visitors turned out for the Austin Summerfest, despite temperatures in excess of 100° F.
During the ARRL Forum, attended by about 120 conventioneers, Inderbitzen said ARRL West Gulf Division Director David Woolweaver, K5RAV, encouraged those on hand to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act grassroots effort to obtain additional cosponsors for the US House and Senate bills.