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Re: [TowerTalk] Are my tower dreams in the toilet?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Are my tower dreams in the toilet?
From: "Larry WA9VRH" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:29:27 -0500
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Hi Leif,

Hey sit back and take a deep breath!

Are you wanting to put up a 200 foot tower or a 50 foot tower??

That will make a big difference!

Let us know!

Larry WA9VRH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leif Ericksen" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 5:47 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Are my tower dreams in the toilet?

> As I am researching trying to get a tower up on my property I have found
> that the Lake in the Hills, IL airport is expanding (argh).  I am not
> sure if they are planning on adding runways or not.
> I know the present runway is about 3800 feet, and I am about 1.41 miles
> from the closet corner of the runway to my house (Google earth helped on
> that) and WORST case if they build a new runway and do not take down any
> homes I could be 0.80 miles from the closest corner but that would but
> that would put the runway roughly touching residential street.
> I guessing that because of the airport proximity (<5 miles) I would have
> FAA notification to deal with.  Now would that mean that if I get a
> crank-up I would need notification every time I decide to lower and
> raise it?  
> Maybe it is time to move and find a ham that is leaving and does not
> want their antenna farm turned into something stupid like a bunch of new
> homes.  ;)
> If I am out of luck because of the proximity of the airport how to I
> convince the XYL that the house is defective because I can not have a
> tower?  She loves the house and the neighborhood.  SO that might mean
> that I would have to go with a roof top tower and the possibility of
> tuning my gutters, and then deal with the RF exposure issues associated
> with that.
> How about that book "Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur" does it help
> with airport proximity issues?
> --
> 73 DE N9SRW
> Leif Ericksen
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