I seem to recall that a fairly new subscriber a year or two ago came up
with the notion that it would be good to start a housing development with
the express purpose of selling to hams. I believe he was from the Kansas
City area. (No that makes any real difference) That would sure be the last
place that I would want to live!
At 11:02 PM 8/13/03, Jim White, K4OJ wrote:
>A funny thing happened when the Board of County Commissioners met to
>discuss the antenna tower question at our family QTH.
>They were very concerned that by allowing us to pursue our antenna plans
>they could be creating an environment in that particular neighborhood
>which would lead to a lot of hams putting up towers in there...
>Needless to say the 150 plus hams whop supported our family by showing up
>at the county commissioners meeting all looked at each other and smiled
>knowing the last thing in the world any self respecting ham would want to
>do is move in close to someone who could overload his receiver!
>I swear this is true! One member of the BCC said "we would not want this
>development to become overrun with these radio towers". Fortunately it
>was not necessary to bring to the commissioners attention that this would
>I mention this, as a friend had pointed out that the idea of creating a
>directory of municipalities that are "ham friendly" could lead to high ham
>population density there! Guess I should log my comments that it is hell
>trying to put an antenna tower up in my community to discourage other hams
>looking for land - eh?
>I feel that the arrays at our station sufficiently dissuade another ham
>from moving in "next door". And once again we have found yet another
>reason to have big towers - to keep help other hams away from your QTH! ;-)
>p.s. - to those who asked - in an earlier post I mentioned TA - that is
>Terrain Analyzer (software for predicting antenna performance over
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
>Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
>any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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