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From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 06:17:17 -0800
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Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:51:53 -0600
From: Jon <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit
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Is it at the back of the lot ?
Put a satellite dish or two on it...say it's to get a better signal.

##  and provide your neighbor with free satellite  for life too. 

## VE6SH used to be the legal rep for RAC  here in Canada.   He had  great 
success in some cases, where
the amateur  in question had bought a home in a new development...which had a 
ton of restrictions on it. 
Now contrary to what our friend Eddy  may think, if you buy a home with 
restrictions on it, here in 
Canada, you have screwed yourself big time.  Some near me will have all sorts 
of restrictions on them,
like all driveways must be exposed aggregate, no clotheslines, no this, no 
that, no bird feeder's, no
satellite dish's, no tv ants, no ham radio period. [as a sideline, some woman 
north of me wanted to
save the environment, and put up a clothesline]. City hall said "no".  A huge 
legal battle ensued. I 
think city hall won.] 

The ham won....simply cause he could  prove that his neighbors' had themselves 
violated many
 of the rules that were in place, and had done so for years.  
The judge agreed, and allowed the install of the tower. 

The rules on setbacks  upsets me.  To have a tower  fall full length and still 
remain on  your
own property is pretty tough if a ham lived on a typ city 50' x 120'  
or  similar. 
Freestanding towers, like Trylons  are designed to break at the 40' level..and 
not at the base.
They will not  fall full length.   A UST  crank up is the same deal, they break 
3 x sections up. 

Now if a 100' tall tree on my own property, falls  down on my neighbors' house, 
the neighbors'
own house insurance covers the damage.   If the neighbor does not have 
insurance, he is outa
luck. My insurance does NOT cover my neighbors' home.  Same deal with my tower. 

later... Jim   VE7RF


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