[TowerTalk] Do you tell them?

hdmc38 at bellsouth.net hdmc38 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 22 20:12:29 EDT 2004

Hello Alan
      I second the motion.You gotta get him to write it down and sign it.Let him use your Pen!Good Luck.

                  73 Joe K4XZ
> From: Alan AB2OS <ab2os at att.net>
> Date: 2004/06/22 Tue PM 06:12:40 EDT
> To: Jeff Chambers <jeffchambers at cableone.net>
> CC: towertalk reflector <towertalk at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Do you tell them?
> I just came from the Township Building Dept., where the building 
> inspector said he doesn't do towers and the zoning guy said he didn't 
> think anybody wanted to mess with towers (as long as they are below the 
> 70' limit) even if I wanted it inspected -- but I have a number to call 
> the Chief Building Inspector tomorrow and ask.
> The zoning guy said he thought their attitude was "if anybody puts up a 
> tower and it injures or kills anyone, that's the owner's problem."
> I am going to follow the tower manufacturer's foundation specs., so I 
> hope all will be OK. My antenna will be about half the tower 
> manufacturer's claimed permissible surface area for 120mph winds with 
> 1/2" of ice.
> I commented to the zoning guy on the township's rather lenient approach 
> to amateur radio towers. He said their legal people took one look at 
> PRB-1 and said, "We're not going to mess with the FCC."
> Alan AB2OS
> On 06/20/04 10:31 am Jeff Chambers put fingers to keyboard and launched 
> the following message into cyberspace:
> > About two years ago I was in a very similar situation. Just bought a new 
> > house with no CC&R's about antennas, and a City that was indifferent 
> > about non-commercial towers. I didn't know any of my neighbors at the 
> > time and had the same thoughts as you are having now.
> > 
> > I decided to pay the $22 for a building permit after the suggestions 
> > that if I have the unfortunate experience of making an claim with my 
> > insurance company if some loss occurred because of the tower. I can't 
> > imagine it falling down, but it has happened to others.
> > 
> > If you don't go the route of a building permit, I would strongly suggest 
> > that you document that your installation complies with the 'Prime 
> > Directive', just in case.
> <snip>
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