Your LDR(land development regulations)or municipal code should have a
definitions section.Its most likely in the second chapter of the code.If there
is no definition for this then you go to the dictionary and its then open to
interpritation.Most of these these have an exemption for amateur antennas.By
the way in the city which I reside which is in Broward county,Fl.they call them
amateur support structures and not towers.Hope this helps.
J PATRICK KG4VBR
> From: "srefurd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 2003/06/26 Thu PM 05:17:54 EDT
> To: <TowerTalk@contesting.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk]
> New county ordinance in jackson county FL RE towers and Rohn 25G
> Probably just became a moot point. County just adopted an ordinance stating
> that ANY tower must have. . . well let me quote:
> 1. There is hereby adopted an interim application process on the issuance
> of developmental orders, ,land use changes, and building or other permits
> for the construction and maintenance of monopole, lattice tower, or other
> wireless telecommunications antennae or tower facilities and related
> facilities. The County shall continue to accept applications for
> development orders, land use changes, and building permits for the
> installation and construction of monopole, lattice tower, or other wireless
> telecommunications antennae or tower facilities and related facilities,
> subject however, to the provisions of this ordinance.
> 2. All such applications shall be accompanied by an application fee of
> $8,500.00, which shall be used by the county to defray the costs to the
> county of processing any such application.
> READ THAT AGAIN 8,500 dollars.
> That is the extent of the ordinance everything else is just white wash.
> There are no exemptions. nothing on height etc. If I am reading this
> correctly I can't even put a guyed push-up mast up without going through all
> this rigmarole.
> Can someone provide me a definition of wireless telecommunications. I am
> pretty sure that my GMRS system falls within that criteria.
> Thanks for the input
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <K7LXC@aol.com>
> To: <email@example.com>; <TowerTalk@contesting.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 3:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25
> > In a message dated 6/25/03 9:32:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > > I have been given 170 feet of Rohn 25G in excellent shape. I live in
> > > Jackson County. FL. Wind zone is 95 MPH
> > > Honest opinions on setting up tower?
> > You didn't mention what your proposed windload would be.
> > >
> > > I understand that the 25G is only rated at 90 MPH in any configuration
> > > 100 feet. BUT it is rated at 90 MPH at 190 feet. Will the 20 foot
> > > reduction give me enough of a safety factor?
> > You might want to have a PE or engineering-type run some calcs on your
> > proposed installation. You still need the windload info.
> > > As much as I have read about
> > > Rohn's conservative nature is this excessively risky?
> > >
> > Might be - it depends. Tower capacity is a direct function of leg
> > strength; 25G legs aren't real substantial so they have their limits, as
> do all
> > towers.
> > The towers are designed to TIA-222 specs so ALL towers are
> > In all cases the LXC Prime Directive should be observed: "DO what the
> > manufacturer says." Failure to comply is at your peril.
> > Cheers,
> > Steve K7LXC
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