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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 22:55:20 -0500 (EST)
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I can vouch for the endorsement of K1VR.  He IS the man for  this stuff.  
Get a copy of the book for starters.
Bill K4XS
In a message dated 2/3/2012 3:45:06 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

I belive  at this piont you need to speak with a good lawyer. You want to
win call  Fred Hopengarten K1VR. I read his book cover to cover and in Horry
County  SC we have on the books a Ham can have 2 100 foot towers. Did my
homework.  Wish you the best of good luck. Gene K2QWD

-----Original  Message-----
[]  On Behalf Of Drax Felton
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 9:16 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit

I  thought this might interest you all as tower owners.

If anyone knows of  other materials in my defense please forward them.

This a  letter I sent to the ARRL:

Dear  ARRL,

I would like to request the ARRL write a clarification  letter on its
letterhead to help me with an issue.

My  neighbors have served me with a civil summons regarding my antenna  

We have a deed restriction that says that "no  transmitting or receiving
tower or antenna (other than those normally used  for customary household
radios and appliances) shall be permitted, and any  satellite dish receivers
must be located on the rear one-third of the  lot."    

Since the crux of my defense is around what  is "customary" to use at home I
was hoping to get the ARRL, the national  association for amateur radio, to
document for evidence that it knows that  ham radio has been a "customary
household appliance" for around a 100  years.

Their complaint also says that since I have an FCC  license that makes my
radios outside the normal custom of households  too.  Clearly misinformed.

They also complain that if my  tower falls it will land on other properties,
which is impossible on my 2.5  acre lot, given the distances to the property
lines.  The tower we're  talking about is a double guyed, 60 foot stack of
Rohn 25 with a HF Yagi on  it.  Not a superstructure.  Even if it could fall
its entire  length it wouldn't even hit my own house.

I thank you for your  help,

ARRL Member, KB3X,  Drax  Felton


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