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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property

To: "'Big Don'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:15:10 -0500
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Often any "grandfathering" the municipality does for things like a tower
will only apply to the current owner. Meaning once that owner sells the
property the tower has no more rights.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Big Don
> Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:23 AM
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property
> If you are close-in to a population center, and have a tower(s) that is
> "grandfathered" in from many years ago, before CC&Rs, before all the
> outrageous abusive fascist controlling city/county planning commissions
> went nuts, with constraint$-demand$ and related hoop$$$ to jump thru,
> you
> may have a Plum that is worth Major Bucks to the right ham.  Perhaps
> worth
> even more than the house itself, with skillful marketing.  Especially if
> your ham buyer is a hardcore DXer who doesn't want to have to live 60
> highly-congested miles away, from downtown where he works, if it becomes
> necessary to hustle home at noon if something needed pops up...
> Consider further, that most, if not all, of the neighbors will have
> moved
> in after the tower went up, and it won't be necessary for the new owner
> to
> deal with any unpleasant local reaction as when putting up a new tower
> from
> scratch in a previously "unblemished" area.... (make sure, in your
> advertising to potential ham buyers, that you trumpet these advantages
> and
> exercise suitable scare tactics...refer them to the Towertalk Archives
> for
> the multitudes of painful agonizing expensive time-consuming horror
> stories
> that *ALL* began with, "I approached my local planning commission about
> putting up a ham tower..." ).
> Google "PRB-1 Court Decisions" and print out some of the more
> frightening
> ones.  Keep them handy to show potential buyers all the grief and
> cardiac-arrest they can avoid by buying your place...
> Good luck,
> Don N7EF
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM, <> wrote:
> > KA9FOX has a great classified site .  Personally
> I
> > always listed my home without towers to maximize the potential buyers.
> I
> > don't know of any homes with stations in the US that were sold to
> other
> > hams
> > I'm sure that it has happened, but the odds are slim.  You have one
> small
> > tower which is easy to remove. You can even do it after you find a
> buyer so
> > that you are not QRT.   It is easier to find a buyer for your tower
> and
> > antenna if it is already on the ground and disassembled.  Also having
> > someone buy and remove it may have some serious liability risks.
> >
> > John KK9A aka P40A
> >
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