Here is a link to the FCC rules requiring notification for structures near
Paragraph 17.7 has the pertinent info. The structure needs to fall below a
cone of various slopes depending on distance from the runway to not require
notification to the FAA. Based on how you are describing your location, you
shouldn?t have a problem
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Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Are my tower dreams in the toilet?
How tall are the trees in your yard and/or the neighbor's yards? I don't
remember the exact details, but I believe that you put up a tower 20' higher
than the existing vegetation and structures, not including other radio
towers. I'm sure someone on the list knows the specifics.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leif Ericksen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <TowerTalk@contesting.com>
> 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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