Yep. Sometimes we get lucky! A few years ago I found a 5-acre plot with a
house, just outside the city limits and outside their urban growth plan. But
a mile from town and with a nice view of the Olympic mountains.
5-acres is not much, and most is for the horses. But I do have about 170x170ft
area for nothing but antennas. So far there's a 72ft crank-up, a smaller 40ft
crankup, 240ft doublet, coaxial inverted L's for 160 and one for 80 and a
vertical. And now contemplating another 70ft tower. Wow...do I have a great
or what? :)
Greg - AB7R
Whidbey Island WA
On Tue Aug 12 15:24 , "Michael Goins" sent:
>Closing on nine acres in Pipe Creek, Texas (just north of San Antonio) early
>next week. Took a while to find, but with some remodeling, the house will
>work great and the view is 50 miles long. At 1800 feet above sea level, it
>should work well for antennas too. Can't wait to get a tower up.
>On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 5:19 PM, W5CPT firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> When I moved to Western Kentucky (Marshall County) eight years ago, I found
>> a 15 acres plot with a very acceptable house at a price I could afford. I
>> then went to the County Court House in Benton, and asked what type of permit
>> I would need to put up a tower. The lady looked at me with a quizzical look
>> and said she did not know as no one had ever asked that before. She went
>> and got a fellow from an office in the back and I asked again. He informed
>> me that the ONLY structures that required permits were commercial buildings
>> and multi-family dwellings.
>> I immediately called the realtor and made an offer. The property turned
>> out to be 16.78 acres after the survey and I have all the room I need for
>> Point of all that - If you don't have to live downtown you can still find
>> property that will suit our somewhat land intensive hobby.
>> Clint - W5CPT
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