Thanks John. The place I want to buy is not within a city/town limits it's
located within Putnam County FL. I have
since spoken to the Zoning Department for Putnam County and have been told that
Ham Towers are lumped in
with cellular towers and other commercial communications towers and therefore
not permitted in residential
zoned areas!!! ABSURD! In any case PRB-1 would supercede that nonsensical
regulation but I don't know
if it would be costly to deal with. I'll be going there soon and get a copy of
the actual regulations. They do
allow "TV" towers which can be attached to a house - but I don't know exactly
what the regulations state. If
there is no height restriction on such towers I can use a house bracket and
attach a 100' Rohn 45 to the side
of the house but also have guy wires! ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: John W
To: email@example.com ; TowerTalk
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 2:07 AM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Zoning question - Putnam County Florida
Zoning regulations are created by the town, not by the county.
Secondly, anything anyone tells you, through list or otherwise, is not valid.
Even what the town zoning officer tells you might not necessarily be valid.
The only valid source for this information is the town zoning regulations
You should try and find the complete set of regulations online, or go to the
town hall and buy a copy.
You will then need to either spend a significant amount of time reading them,
or else find an attorney experienced in these matters to help you.
Also, I believe there is an reflector similar to this one specifically for
zoning issues, but I can't remember the name off the top of my head.
If you haven't decided on a specific town yet, then when you have narrowed
down your preferences to a few towns, you should check the regulations in each
town and choose the one that is the most conformant to PRB-1.
After reading the regulations, if you can't find anything restricting the
height of non-commercial antenna support structures, then either you missed
seeing the restriction because it was buried somewhere you didn't look, or else
you have been lucky enough to find a town that has no restriction. (There are
still a few such towns left in the USA, although their number is dwindling. If
you find one, buy a house there and put up some antennas!)
Also, you should probably buy the book "Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur"
by Fred Hopengarten.
It will help you with your permit application if you need to file one, and
chances are that you will need to file one.
73 & GL,
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:18:51 -0500
From: "Telegraphy.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Zoning question - Putnam County Florida
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I'm thinking of buying a home in Putnam County Florida - is anyone familiar
with the tower
zoning regulations down there?
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