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[Towertalk] yagis in trees

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Subject: [Towertalk] yagis in trees
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Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 11:02:05 EDT
Sometimes doing it first and asking questions later is the ONLY way.

I doubt if my county, which is pretty much a collection of subdivisions on my 
side of the county, would have ever approved THREE 200 foot towers.  I put 
'em up and then answered questions later.  My main point to the county 
building department was there had never been any necessity for permits for 
any ham radio towers previous to mine.  They agreed,  asked for some diagrams 
from the Rohn catalogue and that was it.
I would be sitting here today with perhaps one tower at 100 ft if I had 
approached it ASKING for permission.  Paper work, meetings and BS would 
shrink them down.  It happens time and time again in Florida and other states.

I'm not saying it is always the way to go either, but sometimes you gotta 
take a chance ifthe it looks like the only way.  I did the asking for 
permission about 25 years ago and got the runaround for several months with 
people who didn't have a clue.  Finally, I just put a 65 footer up and that 
was that.

I guess each person has to figure out what kind of bureaucracy he is dealing 
with.  In large urban areas I would assume it is formidable, in more rural 
settings it's probably who you know and what kind of reaction you expect from 
the neighbors.  If your neighborhood has lots of 4x4 vehicles up on blocks 
and guys named Goober and Bubba with CB got it made.  Put up 
that 200 footer.  Better yet, make it two.

Bill K4XS

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