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Re: [TowerTalk] Happy news for a change

To: Alan NV8A <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Happy news for a change
From: Tom Anderson <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:28:20 -0700 (PDT)
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One thing you can do that a lot of friends of mine
have done.  This would be to put up the tower you have
planned with whatever antenna on top you have or are
planning on buying. Use this a while, then after
several months and folks are used to it, add to it
with a longer mast or additional section.

The city I live in between Dallas and Fort Worth)
"technically" has a 50 foot ordinance, but I don't
know if they have ever enforced it.  I have a TriEx
W51 50 foot crank up with a 10 ft. mast and then I
took some reducers and added some aluminum tubing to
boost my 2m/440 vertical to about 70 feet and give it
plenty of separation. 

A friend of mine who lives about 3 miles away had a
Rohn HDBX 48 up for several yeas, then decided to add
an additonal section, making it an HBX 56.  He's never
had any problems with the city either. 

Of course if my XYL and I ever move we'll get a
motorized tower in the 70 foot range.

As an aside, in another neighborhood we lived in, I
installed 40 ft. of Rohn 25 and then put the Ham IV
rotor on top and left it that way for a while to let
the neighbors get used to it.  I had several neighbors
come over and compliment me on the "carillon bell
tower" I had put up and they wondered what songs it
would play on the hour.  I could hardly contain myself
from laughing.  This is a true story.

73 de Tom, WW5L

--- Alan NV8A <> wrote:

> On 08/12/08 11:19 am Richards wrote:
> > Greetings TowerTalkians =
> > 
> > Good news and bad news:
> > 
> >        The Good News...  my city allows towers and
> >         antennas, and there are NO PERMITS and
> >         NO INSPECTIONS !!
> > 
> >        The Bad News is there is a limit of 55
> feet.
> > 
> > Fortunately, that suits my plans and my budget,  
> so I do not
> > have to fight City Hall to get permission go
> higher.
> > At least not yet...
> > 
> > So... up to a height of 55 feet, it is,
> essentially, unregulated.
> > Cool, eh?   Can ya dig it?    Unbelievable.
> > 
> >          [I figure you guys might understand my
> glee...picture me
> >            giggling a dirty-old-man-kind-of-laugh
> under my breath all
> >            day like I know a dirty little secret
> no else knows... ;-)
> How is the ordinance worded? Park Township's (near
> Holland, MI -- but 
> it's not the municipality in which I live) ordinance
> refers, I am told, 
> to the height of the "tower." Thus some hams have
> argued that the mast 
> they have protruding from the top of the tower
> doesn't count. I don't 
> know whether that interpretation has ever been put
> to the test.
> 73
> Alan NV8A
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