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Re: [TowerTalk] re Wooden poles

To: bob finger <>,Rob Atkinson <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] re Wooden poles
From: Larry Boekeloo <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 12:11:03 -0700 (PDT)
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My wife and I have been looking for a new home for the past several months.  
Each time we find one, the realtor pulls the restrictions and you guessed it, 
no towers, no antennas, etc.  In fact, we put a bid on a house two weeks ago 
with the stipulation that I could erect a 70 tower.  The owner of the home (a 
realtor to boot), countered our offer with the tower stipulation out of the 
contract.  Come to find out, she was on the board of the HOA/ACC.  Needless to 
say, she still owns the home and we're still looking
  I see in a nearby township, that amateur towers/antennas are specifically 
written into their restrictions and amateur towers are allowed up to 50'.  
However, we'll still have to look at the deed restrcitions.
  Guess I need to find a job in Maryland and move.....

bob finger <> wrote:
  Rob: That would be me. I'm so sorry you live where you do. Yes, many 
places in this great country have changed to the point that a case of 
beer won't get much done. But, and it is a big but, there are places 
where we still live that way. I can buy anything in this area on a 
handshake, get lots done for a case of beer or two and so forth. 

I moved to MD eastern shore because of this. I want to live where a 
mans word was as good as his credit card and friends and neighbors help 
each other. I'll give two examples. When it was time to plant my 
first two towers I needed tower and guy anchor holes dug. My neighbor 
makes his living on a back hoe and I asked him to help. He dug 7 holes 
for me in just a few minutes (he is good) darn near at dark and then 
would not accept any payment, saying that is what neighbors are for. I 
convinced him to allow me to make a donation to the kids college fund 
for he would not take anything for his efforts. 

Another story: A few weeks ago my next door neighbor "acquired" 6 45 
foot utility poles that were being replaced a few miles up the road. He 
is going to build a small bridge with them. The local utility brought 
the poles on a trailer, laid them across the creek with the pole truck 
and drove away with a wave. 

Similar stories can be told many many times over in the past few 
years. I accept the help and give it where I can. I'm a very happy 
camper. I was born/raised in the upper midwest. I would bet any money 
I can duplicate my experiences there today as well. And so it goes. 
What say guys and gals? 

73 bob de w9ge

Rob Atkinson wrote:

>By the way, someone wrote something about getting the job done for "a few
>cases of beer." I hate to deliver bad news, but _no one_ does
>_anything_ for a few of this or that anymore. People loose jobs, get
>sued, or put in jail now for doing a favor on the side for a few of this or
>that. A lot of hams seem to think it's still the 1950s.
>rob / k5uj

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