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

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Got a tower/antenna in a CC&R subdivision?
From: "David Jordan" <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 12:52:02 -0400
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Go visit your local government Office of Emergency Management coordinator.
If none exist visit the Fire Chief.  See if your local jurisdiction has a
civil defense group of ham radio volunteers (RACES or ARES, SATURN, REACT,
etc.).  If you get to the point where you are making a presentation to the
community association you can score some major points if you and your
station are part of an organized volunteer civil defense group supporting
your local jurisdictions first responders. Folks are still fearful that
local governments are doing enough and don't have enough capability. Having
a rep. from the Fire Dept. of OEM speak in favor of your waiver request is
pretty impressive to a city council or community association. I idea of
being able to have communications with the outside world or other adjacent
jurisdictions when the phones are out should wake-them-up!  

It takes significant effort to change a law or ordinance but much less
effort to get a trial waiver ;-)

Its also a good idea, anyway, for hams to join up with these important
auxiliary communications services.  The world isn't getting more safe these

Good Luck,
RACES Officer
Arlington County Gov. VA

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

This is really a topic for ham-law. You can do all  the speculation you want

but the REAL answers are in the purview of the legal  eagles that hang out 
there. And they have been thru this many times  before.
    Do you have a copy of Fred Hoppengarten, K1VR's  book on zoning and 
antennas? If not, get one. 
    Everything I've seen makes the tower vs. property  values discussion a 
red herring. 
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