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[aprssig] OT: Any Smart Home "Geeks" still here?

Ray McKnight shortsheep at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jan 8 05:21:42 UTC 2007


Bob, look closely at the city code.
In the wake of ARRL efforts to deregulate Amateur
Antennas, many city codes have a loophole that exempts
Antennas from height restrictions.  If the tower or
Supporting structure can be loaded as a radiator, it
Can easily be argued that towers are then exempt from
The restrictions.  Simply base load your tower for 80m.
Of course, guys then must be properly insulated.  Where
I live, antennas have no requirement for a building permit,
So you put the tower up quickly then demonstrate that it's
Also an antenna.  It might be as simple as insulating the 
Base plate and putting up a sign warning that the tower 
Could be "hot".  

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Bob Bruninga 
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 20:13
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] OT: Any Smart Home "Geeks" still here?

> in our area at the height the city allowed us to 
> put it at (32') [my wind generator] does almost nothing.

Sinec my tree is the tallest going out a 1/4 mile in all directions, I am
hoping for something, though I am prepared to expect nothing [except a total
loss of the wind generator during the first lightening storm]...

I wonder what the city code has to say about "tree mounted" antennas (and
wind chargers)... hummh...

Bob

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