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From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Wed Aug 13 22:43:45 2003
A voice of reason has been heard...

What an honorable gesture, I applaud you sir.

As a resident of a country which has become filled with WAY TOO MANY 
impatient whiners who want so much handed to them you have stepped 
forward to offer a service which will undoubtedly cost you a lot of time 
you could have spent on the air!  And this effort by you will 
undoubtedly aid others.

Before you go to far I recommend you contact atty. K1VR who wrote an 
excellent book for the ARRL on legal hurdles hams have to go through. 
He would probably advise you as to whether this is a venture you will be 
able to "market" or not - he will probably forewarn you on how thankless 
a job it is doing anything for the ham community!

I say again, thank you... let me know if you need someone to proof read 
your manuscript, I would be happy to do it for you at no charge.


Jim, K4OJ

KG4QDZ wrote:
> I think all this discussion has raised my blood pressure :(   It's a topic
> near and dear to me, but I won't go into it so I can keep the BP done ;)
> Anyway, would there be interest in compiling a list of areas KNOWN to be
> good for hams to share and/or create a web site on? I would be willing to
> collect the input and put something up if there's interest. Nothing funny
> like "in the middle of the desert", etc., just real experience with real
> rules and personal knowledge. I think a listing of knowledgeable real estate
> agents would be good too. READ TO THE END FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON EMAIL.
> I may even try to get the ARRL to publish it, who knows. If I only get a few
> responses, it won't be worth it, but if everyone identifies their
> town/subdivision/city/whatever (where the rules cover) and whether it's good
> or bad (see scale below), we could have something.
> How about:
> - City/town/area
> - rating (1=no rules, no permits / 2=permit req., but almost anything goes /
> 3=permits or rules, but accomodates with min. hassle / 4=must go before
> board or get neighbor approval or other iffy condition / 5=no way)
> - your call
> - real estate persons who are hams or are familiar with our needs
> - real estate contact info (phone, email, etc)
> - Areas and ratings for places (specifics) you have heard about but have not
> dealt directly (if someone is looking for a "1" and you know of a place that
> is at least a "4", probably a "5", the rating details won't matter much -
> it's out)
> Let me know what you think. USE "ANTENNA RULES SURVEY" IN THE SUBJECT LINE
> and send it to and I will see what we get.
> And comments on the idea to me or the list are fine (but I'll use a 'rule'
> to automatically pull out the survey input, so send the data there.
> 73, Skip
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