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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: (Doug Rehman)
Date: Thu Aug 14 11:58:24 2003
> >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)
> No.  As mentioned before, communication is readily possible 
> with a 35-footer.  A good operator with such an antenna could 
> probably achieve DXCC in a month.  Am I ADVOCATING 
> 35-footers?  Of course not. Just stating the obvious.

I think I have the solution: kinetic sculpture! Ok, who is going to be the
first to get an endowment from the National Endowment for the Arts to build
a 200' kinetic art sculpture?

BTW, I got my FAA opinion allowing me to go to 70'. The rights of the 5
people that use a nearby 3500' grass strip outweigh my rights to go to 200'.
At least my county (Lake County, Florida) has a fairly well written tower
ordinance (amateurs are exempt from 98% of it- 100' allowed in residential
areas; 200' in rural areas on 5+ acres; tower must be set back far enough
that if it falls, it does so completely on the owner's property; no plans
review required.)


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