Ok, now that I have your attention.....
Today (6-23-97) in the Wichita Eagle Newspaper, they had a article about all
the 100 to 150 foot towers going up in Wichita for the newe PCS service.
These towers are going up in residential areas and people are up in arms.
Several people have tried to fight it through the Zoning and Land Use
Commmission..all for not! Everything has whizzed through and these towers
are going up in people's back yards. Literally. One guy in a residential
area leased his backyard for a PCS tower. The article said this areas was
needed to provide coverage for the phones. The artile sites the FCC is
forcing local government entitites to comply with federal rules and
regulations. The article also quotes and industry expert as saying people
won't give up the convienence of the cell phone for somebody's back yard
vue. The residents complaints are getting no where. Peole are very angry.
Several weeks ago, someone mentioned on the reflector that 20,000 or more of
these towers are going up.
Any opinions or observations how this will affect our hobby? Will it help
it? Or, will there be a backlash by residents and and local governments
against ham radio towers? I know this is all conjecture...but I am sure
there are other experts out there on the reflector that have something to say.
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