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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Bay Area Structural Engineer Needed
From: Hans Hammarquist <>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:47:14 -0400 (EDT)
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 I believe there some "reasonable ..." in how much the "authorities" can 
charge. High fees can be construed a a way to stop us from pursuing our legal 
rights. Give ARRL a call and inquire about help. I did and with an attorney 
behind you things get soooo much easier.

Also remember that a tower does NOT generate any radio radiation, the presence 
of an antenna does and a tower holding that antenna will reduce the level due 
to the increased distance between the antenna and its surrounding. (Too many 
"friends of the environment" love to bring in the "danger" of radio waves.)

Hans - N2JFS



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Gardner <>
To: Steve Jones <>
Cc: TowerTalk <>
Sent: Sat, Mar 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Bay Area Structural Engineer Needed

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Steve Jones <> wrote:

> Good luck, I feel for you, because they never give you a complete list of

> requirements when you apply.  It seems as if they make up the rules as they

> go along!


Thanks, Steve. I know what you mean about it seeming like they make up the

rules as they go along. Neither of the two guys I spoke to in the country

building department had ever heard of amateur radio and assumed I was

planning to put up a cell tower or radio station tower on my property.

The worst news coming out of my visit to the county office was them telling

me I live in a section of the county under the jurisdiction of a special

planning commision and have to apply for a use permit before I can even

apply for a building permit. This requires a $500 fee (which may increase if

the planner takes more time to work through the details), site visit,

notification of neighbors, etc., and will take at least two months. Then, if

they approve, I can apply for a building permit. :-(

73, Jerry



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