As I read the original post, it's a government installation, so all
comments about personal towers do not apply.
However, relative to personal towers, be careful. If you have
neighbors who have (or might) complain about your existing tower,
and your original tower was not zoned or permitted as a
commercial tower, your neighbors may then get real nasty if a commercial
comes into the neighborhood - with or without proper permits.
Do you want/need that aggravation? I don't. When I installed my tower,
my neighbors went to the county and told them that I was running
commercial services (which I wasn't) and demanded that my tower come down.
The county talked to me, inspected my installation, then upheld my permit,
told the neighbors
to cease and desist, and told me that I would never hear from them again on
And I haven't!
It's the 134 foot tower: www.erols.com/n3rr
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Keller <email@example.com>
To: Dale L Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>; TowerTalk Reflector
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cell towers and Ham Radio
> 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
> 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 <email@example.com>
> To: TowerTalk Reflector <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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:email@example.com) 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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