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Re: [TowerTalk] permit in hand

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] permit in hand
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 12:39:33 EDT
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In a message dated 9/1/2007 7:07:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  The intention here was not to "bitch-about-the-government" but rather 
bring  attention to the issue(s).   In my case i believed the need to have  a 
stamp on each page did not bring any more value of safety.  

Are you a PE or any kind of engineer? Are you  involved with building codes 
or construction  practices? You want to put up a tower, deck, garage,  
outhouse, etc., you play by their rules. Sorry - that's SOP just about  
anywhere these 
>  I had a  letter with a PE stamp from Rohn referencing the design. But was 
not  sufficient.  If we let State and local governments place too many road  
blocks in the way then no one will be permitted to have a tower.  So this  is 
related to the reflector. 

    Yes, in the good old days if you wanted to put up  a tower, you just put 
it up. Times have changed. Add NIMBY neighbors and  putting up a tower in many 
places is challenging. But if you jump thru the  hoops - generally you can 
get a permit to put one up. (Whether your CC&R's  will actually let you is 
another story.)

>  Again, to all my  road blocks for permit were small in comparison as 
compare to others, but why  should we tolerate it ?  

Uhh, because it's the law?

>  I agree 100% that installations need to be safe. But what  is reasonable 
to prove that it is safe ?
    Manufacturing standards and engineering  calculations? 

>  In my opinion HAM towers have been put in the same  category as Cell 
towers because local governments to not know how to address  them separately.   
are not commercial operations, we do not have  funds as a corporations, or a 
legal department.... etc. 

Many of the building regs  I've seen differentiate between commercial and 
amateur. If they don't, get  yourself on the Planning Commission and work on 
getting them changed. That's  what many hams have done in many jurisdictions. 

    Thank you for ending this inappropriate TT  thread. 
Steve     K7LXC


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