[TowerTalk] Re: [SECC] FW: A Response From Johnny Isakson

David L. Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Thu Mar 11 16:59:10 EST 2004

Remember Mr. Isakson comes from a background in real estate sales.  He was
President of Northside Realty before running for office.  His nest egg is
from (and probably still) depends on real estate values.  He and others
ignore the fact that an amateur radio tower has never reduced property
values.  Its really an issue of control, sameness, and what they think is an
eyesore. Hopefully we will get a better response from other Representatives.

73 Dave K4JRB

> Mr. Isakson will not be getting my vote next time around!  Not to mention
> that he has his resolutions reversed.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Representative Johnny Isakson [mailto:GA06ima.pub at mail.house.gov]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 14:05
> To: rhackler at mindspring.com
> Subject: A Response From Johnny Isakson
> March 10, 2004
> Roger L. Hackler
> 3441 Steve Drive Northwest
> Marietta, Georgia  30064-1709
> Dear Roger:
> Thank you for contacting my office regarding H.R. 713, the Amateur Radio
> Spectrum Protection Act.  I appreciate your thoughts on this issue.
> As you know, this legislation, introduced by Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R-FL)
> would override many homeowners' association covenants or restrictions
> regarding the placement of outdoor antennas.  Currently, the Federal
> Communications Commission (FCC) applies a policy that only instructs
> states and localities to provide "reasonable accommodations" for external
> amateur radio antennae.
> I believe that homeowners in these communities have made significant
> investments in their property, based on the guidelines contained in these
> agreements.  It is not the proper role of the federal government to insist
> that these changes be made.  Instead, the reasonable accommodation policy
> should continue to apply.  I have supported amateur radio operators on
> other issues, including spectrum assignment, but do not support the
> Federal Government overriding existing recorded covenants.  H.R. 713 is
> currently pending before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and
> the Internet.
> Other related legislation includes H.R. 1478, the Amateur Radio Emergency
> Communications Consistency Act, introduced by Representative Steve Israel
> (D-NY) on March 27, 2003.  This bill provides that, for purposes of the
> Federal Communications Commission's regulation relating to station antenna
> structures in the amateur radio services, any private land use rules
> applicable to such structures shall be treated as a State or local
> regulation and subject to the same requirements and limitations of such a
> regulation.  H.R. 1478 is also pending before the House Subcommittee on
> Telecommunications and the Internet.  I will keep your thoughts in mind
> should this legislation come to the House floor for a vote.
> Please feel free to visit my website at www.house.gov/isakson for more
> information on issues that may be of importance to you, as well as to sign
> up for my monthly email update.  Thank you again for contacting me, and I
> hope you will not hesitate to call on me in the future if I can be of
> assistance to you.
> Sincerely,
> Johnny Isakson
> Member of Congress
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