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[TowerTalk] Chicago Tribune: Antenna Stirs Static Among Neighbors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Chicago Tribune: Antenna Stirs Static Among Neighbors
From: (Rob Atkinson, K5UJ)
Date: Wed Aug 13 13:32:43 2003
okay, my 2 cents:

I think a tiny number of guys get out of control (I'm talking about a 
zillion towers etc. not 3 or 4) BUT I will defend to the grave EVERYONE's 
FREEDOM to get "out of control" if that's what they want to do with their 
money on their property!   You want to live in a shack with a go-cart but 
have twenty 150' towers--if you're not endangering others lives and property 
you should have the freedom to live that way (although I think it's 
financially unsound).  One of my neighbors has plants growing out of their 
gutters, and their yard needs a lot of work but they're not whining about my 
antennas.  They live their way; I live mine.  We leave each other alone.  
Why things aren't like this everywhere I don't know.


From: "Jim White, K4OJ" <>
CC: Jerry Muller <>, "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Chicago Tribune: Antenna Stirs Static Among 
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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 11:44:20 -0400


You want his towers limited????

I do not know why he needed only 90 ft - this is ok for 20 meters... but... 
higher would be better for 40!

It does not matter how high they are to the neighbors... the difference 
between 50 foot and 150 foot as far as height is irrelevant to them... it is 
a tower and to THEIR insensitive bigotry they are all the same...

I can easily understand the need for two high towers minimum, to support a 
dipole type antenna between them... but that is only for one pair of 
azimuthal options... three towers makes arrays which will be broadside to 
six different areas possible!

As far as some people are concerned if the neighbor puts up towers it is 
like a person of the wrong ethnic background moving into their 
neighborhood... they feel unjustifiably incensed and are convinced that soon 
hell will freeze over...

Neighbors suck... best option is to find area near a pasture full of cows - 
they do not bitch!

I still cannot believe you told this guy he had nerve asking to have three 
towers 90 foot!


Bill Turner wrote:
>On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 21:17:38 -0400, "Jerry Muller" <>
>>This guy got off easy. I live in "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire and had 
>>spend over $25K in legal fees to protect three towers on six acres that 
>>almost invisible. (New Hampshire Supreme Court, Marchand v. Hudson)
>>Jerry, K0TV
>Seems to me that you're the one that got off easy.  I can see the
>justification for one tower being necessary at a height of 75 feet or
>so, but I understand yours are 90 feet, right?  And three of them?
>I'm all in favor of ham radio - been licensed for 46 years - but even
>I might think that's pushing the neighbors a bit.

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