> The FAA guy was pleasant and I treated him the same. After he walked the
> area and sited their runway approach path he said he didn't have a
> Later he called and told me that the grass strip which had been used since
> 1936 was unregistered, we had a good laugh over that. It cost the farmers
> several Kilobucks for a survey and registration!
Tis good they didn't get registerd until after you put up the towers. <:-))
> After the most complaining selectwoman was defeated at the polls I was
> requested, applied and appointed to the Planning Board. I led the effort
> have a very lenient ham tower law written into the regulations.
> The bottom line is that in a small town in a small state one person can
> effect a change.
When they wrote the tower regs for our township we had two hams on the
The population density is pretty heavy out here so the only concerns were
safety and they made a specific distinction between ham and comercial
towers. Our only limitations are "stet back limits" meaning if it goes over
it has to land on your property, unless you can get a wavier from that
neighbor. The other was anything over 80' needs to be engineered and they
are quite willing to accept the ROHN catalog specs.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bill rubin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <K7LXC@aol.com>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 10:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] permit in hand
>> The intention here was not to "bitch-about-the-government" but rather
>> attention to the issue(s). In my case i believed the need to have a PE
>> stamp on each page did not bring any more value of safety. 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
>> then no one will be permitted to have a tower. So this is related to the
>> Again, to all my road blocks for permit were small in comparison as
>> to others, but why should we tolerate it ?
>> I agree 100% that installations need to be safe. But what is reasonable
>> prove that it is safe ?
>> If any HAM wants to put up a tower why should they be told no you cant
>> up any tower, or not you cant put up a 65' tower in town, or 140' in the
>> countryside ?
>> In my opinion HAM towers have been put in the same category as Cell
>> because local governments to not know how to address them separately.
>> are not commercial operations, we do not have funds as a corporations, or
>> legal department.... etc.
>> On 9/1/07, K7LXC@aol.com <K7LXC@aol.com> wrote:
>>> Hey, guys --
>>> This is not the bitch-about-the-government reflector. OTOH
>>> questions and answers about towers and HF antenna construction projects
>>> always welcome. Tnx.
>>> Steve K7LXC
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