Re: California ends Amateur radio Support
All I've seen so far is that there is a pending issue with Cal Fire sending a letter out to some Ham Radio Clubs stating that they will now need to pay for their co-located repeaters, with a ridiculous initial price tag of $7,500 plus monthly space rental:
Here is the text of the email from CalFire, sent to me by Tom Twist of the Shingletown FSC:
Communications Received by Repeater Owner from Lorina Pisi, T&V Manager at Cal Fire.
“Hello [name deleted]:
There is cost associated with getting an agreement in place. In addition to the technical
Please let me know how you wish to proceed. If you determine the cost is too great to proceed,
Technical Services - Lands
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
PLEASE NOTE NEW PHYSICAL ADDRESS EFFECTIVE 8/5/19
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6524
916-324-3400 (fax) Exhibit
I recommended they get the ARRL involved as soon as possible. Given the fire danger in California, this is unbelievable.
Alan Thompson - W6WN