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Re: [TowerTalk] Got a tower/antenna in a CC&R subdivision?

To: Paul Christensen <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Got a tower/antenna in a CC&R subdivision?
From: kd4e <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 11:39:39 -0400
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>> Last I read there is no evidence whatsoever that
>> anyone's home value anywhere has been diminished
>> by the nearby presence of an Amateur Radio tower.
> I believe the larger fear is that a "slippery slope" condition is created. 
> First, the ham tower/antenna is erected.  Then, a neighbor seeing the tower 
> installation decides to break a covenant by installing a small shed in his 
> back yard.  Then, across the street, a boat or large RV find its way to be 
> parked at the far end of a driveway .  After that, other covenants are 
> broken in succession to the point where they become unenforceable due to 
> many legal theories.
> So, the one event in and of itself may be harmless, but it can be argued 
> that multiple covenant violations will yield impossible enforcement action 
> and thus create a condition where lower property values result.
> Paul, W9AC 

Exemptions for towers, especially due to Homeland
Security-related over-riding priorities, has some
legal precedent over local covenants and zoning.
One would need to do some research - or take advantage
of ARRL research.

We increasingly live in a fear and selfishness-driven
society.  How sad.

This is why I would never live in a deed-restricted
community with freedom-depriving covenants.

I guess Hams will just have to learn to ask better
questions before buying into these little fiefdoms.


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E

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