Fellow Tower Talkers:
Miracles never cease with homeowners associations.
A ham friend of mine who lives in South Texas in a deed restricted development
has actually gotten
APPROVAL from his homeowners association board of directors and their attorney
after a hearing to put
up a TriEX WT 51 crank up tower with no restrictions, etc. He faxed me a copy
of the letter the HOA's
attorney sent him and all it says is to comply with normal engineering
standards for the WT51.
He was very upfront in his letter of application of what he wanted to do and
the antenna he will put
up, a Telrex TB6EM. No threats of PB-1 or anything like that, just very
straightforward. He did
mention he was a member of RACES, Skywarn, etc. and the area where he lives in
South Texas had recently
undergone severe flooding and hams received newspaper and TV coverage of what
they did to help out.
It also helped that he was good friends with the HOA Board president.