There was an article in CQ or QST within the last year about some bright
enterprising ham who worked a deal with a cell phone outfit to put up a cell
tower in his yard with his antennas on top. I would do that here in a New
York minute. Trick is getting the neighbors in line. If you can get this
deal, I'd go for it. Good luck.... K3MGT
----- Original Message -----
From: Dale L Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: TowerTalk Reflector <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 2:00 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Cell towers and Ham Radio
> I'm forwarding this message to the reflector for any possible comments,
> referrals, insights, for our sister radio club at NASA Glenn in Ohio.
> Either comment directly back to me (preferably on this subject only:
> mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Nancy, please.
> Thanks and 73,
> dale, kg5u
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nancy Rabel Hall [mailto:Nancy.R.Hall@grc.nasa.gov]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 12:19 PM
> > To: MARTIN, DALE L. (JSC-GT2)
> > Subject: NASA and cell towers
> > Importance: High
> > Hey Dale,
> > Seems like Sprint wants to put a cell site here on base and
> > they are eyeing our ham tower. Our tower is about 140 feet with a
> > tribander beam on top, 2m/440 Cushcraft above that and another
> > 2m antenna about 100 feet up and off to the side of the tower.
> > Anyway, our acting spectrum manager told us (and I question his
> > knowledge on amateur radio) that Sprint is willing to take down
> > our tower, put up their cell site and will put our repeater antenna
> > and HF beam on the new tower. I also don't know if the cell tower
> > will be one of those monopoles I've been seeing or one that requires
> > guying, like the Rohn towers. We also found out that according to
> > a bill signed by Clinton, see attached, it may be difficult to fight.
> > Our legal group is involved in this too.
> > Anyway, just wondering if you heard word from any other center that
> > has a ham club about a similar situation or will we be setting a
> > precedence here. Figured I would ask you and then see if I could use
> > that mailing list of POC from the other hams clubs and ask them
> > a similar question.
> > Also, have you heard or even seen a cell site with ham equipment
> > on them? I know of commercial sites that will let hams put their
> > repeaters on it but here in OH I don't know of cell sites and
> > ham antennas co-existing.
> > Nancy
> > kc4iyd
> > NASA Glenn ARC
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