In a message dated 9/1/2007 7:07:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 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
> 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
> 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.
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