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>From: Jim W9WU <JimW9WU@aol.com>
>Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 14:14:30 EST
>Subject: Re: HL: Question for the group
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>In a message dated 4/3/98 11:30:22 AM Central Standard Time,
>> What is going to be the status when a city, county,
>> homeowners assn, etc etc etc has a limitation on antenna
>> height that makes it impossible for a station to be in
>> compliance with the new emmission rules because of the
>> tower limitations? Is this not a form of local regulations
>> prohibiting federally licensed use of the radio?
>> I did the program again for emmissions and with an
>> antenna at less than 35 feet, you start to have potential
>> problems right away..
>Bryan: This is a difficult question, only because it's a nasty issue to
>in a public
>hearing with all the neighbors there. Unlike the cellular guys who have a
>preemption from any consideration of RF emissions by a local zoning authority
>in the law, we're not so lucky. I like to use ol Part 15, usually reading
>from various FCC interference publications that suggest raising/reorienting
>the antenna, and pointing out that putting the ham antenna up, up and away
>from portable phones, baby monitors, etc. will resolve the problem that Part
>15 requires those nasty home devices not to cause interference, and to accept
>any interference they receive. I have a graphic handout from a registered
>professional engineer that demonstrates that higher is better when it
>interference with home stuff. So far it's worked, but I'm waiting for the
>first 'engineer' type neighbor to raise the question of health effects.
>If you're coming to Dayton, join us in Room 3 on Sunday at 11:15 am for
>Amateur Radio and the Law: Getting It Up and Keeping It Up.
>73, Jim W9WU ARRL VC, Illinois
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