This is the same issue that has happened over and over to a lot of
I live in Herndon, VA in a single family home.
There is no clause that restricts any antennas in the homeowners
I requested permission to put up a 8ft roof mounted GM tower for
the mosley tribander beam.
The architectural control committee denied it.
I justified the need for the tower because we have snow/ice in the
area. I had presented photos of a Qth in california with the antenna on
mast but added that since the winters are harsh, we need the tower for
I have a TV antenna on the edge of the house along the eve and on top
TV mast is a 15ft telescopic aluminum golf ball retriever pole,
that i use to hold my inv-V. This is just about 11 ft away from the
They wanted me to put the tower at this location. What a joke.
That is a direct violation of the building codes. The mosley will be
about 5/6 feet
into the neighbours property.
They do not want the tower to be visible.
Now i have the ball in my court.
I can appeal. I would like to hear on how to proceed with this issue.
I am appealing the decision along with a request for a personal
meeting with the board to explain( ???? height, wind, radiation, FCC
On getting in touch with the town officials, i was told that getting a
permit will not be a problem, since the town already permits amateur
They took my application and i think it will not be an issue.
After this, i feel like, i want to have 3 towers in my small city lot.
One in the front, and the rear yard and the 3rd one on the roof.
I just want to be prepared for a legal solution in case things don't
As far as the neighbours, they will not be a problem. I can get
from the ones around.
So any suggestions on how to proceed will be appreciated. I am really
I had taken a lot of pains to refurbish the antenna and tune it.
My thanks are due to N1RJ Ron for his help. My thanks are due to this
since it is a great source of knowledge.
Damn, i am not going to sleep without that antenna up in the air.
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