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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: (srefurd)
Date: Thu Aug 14 10:07:55 2003
I believe the standard is "free to practice my rights up to the point that
they infringe on the rights of others"  Now I have probably misquoted that
but the idea is the same.  How is having a tower on someone's property
Oh, they have the right to have a pretty neighborhood you say.  I should
give up my hard earned hobby/right to be in amateur radio simply because
someone wants me to?

I don't think people should be allowed to drive SUVs, They guzzle gas, block
my view of the road, and generally kill the other people involved in the
wrecks they get in.  So should I take your truck or SUV away from you/outlaw

There are some people that object simply to be objecting.

Now true the shot provided of the antennas were by no means comprehensive,
but they probably did a good job of showing the situation.  In a nutshell I
don't think the installation was out of line.  Kinda reminds me of a college
firing range that has been here for 20+ years  neighbors moved in and tried
to get it shut down because of the shooting at night.  They knew the range
was there before they moved in.  I can understand the public's concern over
aesthetics, but in the summer time I really don't know if the towers would
be visible at all.  Just to throw something else on the fire, wouldn't
limiting a
persons tower installation be infringing on their right to self expression.
(barring LEGITIMATE safety concerns)

Oh yeah I was just making a point with the stuff about SUVs and trucks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Chicago Tribune: Antenna Stirs Static Among

> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 22:22:40 -0400, "Jim White, K4OJ"
> <> wrote:
> <massive snip>
> _________________________________________________________
> Jim, you obviously believe hams have all the rights and neighbors have
> none.  Fine.  Believe what you want.
> -- 
> 73, Bill W7TI
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