If that is the attitude they take about not allowing any outside antennas within their confines no matter what PRB-1 says,can't the FCC hold them liable as well as the state,since they refuse to comply?
Originally Posted by W6UDO
Those who don't believe that ham radio will be their only means of communication when other means are down in an emergency after a natural disaster will just have to learn the hard way!
Originally Posted by AA1QT
I live in Indiana,...I wonder if PRB-1 is in our statutes? I sure hope so as I will soon be putting up a tower for my five element 6 meter beam and the city of Bluffton won't be able to stop me,...at least I hope they won't be able to!
Last edited by KC9SYJ; 06-28-2012 at 02:54 AM.
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I really don't have a dog in this fight but when the hurricanes hit the coast, the HAMs that served as net control were hundreds of miles away from the affected area. This is because the power and antennas local to the storms were out of service. This poses a need for a good beam antenna for 20 meters and a good 80 and 40 meter antennas. Although our amateur radio activities are as a hobby, the FCC's definition of amateur radio is a service. Maybe if the people making the calls and writing letters refered to it as a service rather than a hobby. I think it would appear more like a united effort of volunteers who donate their time (service) and equipment in order to help others. I live in the country in Alabama and have no restrictions, but I see our freedom slipping away. It seems that we need to stick together and fight if necessary. btw, where's the spellchecker?
...and don't forget Meigs Field, or for that matter, 1968...
Originally Posted by K8WHB
K9ZU...from the corner of 3, 4 and 8...
The Town That Time Ignores
This is good to know. I am only now ( 2012 ) getting back on the air after a long absence, retired to NC in 2005 but was not aware of this Amateur Antenna legislation until now. It doesn't seem to have any effect on HOA covenants. It would sure be nice to have some similar amateur radio antenna "language" amended to the NC Planned Community Act ( which does apply to HOAs ).
Originally Posted by AJ4CU
73, Peter N4UP
A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. ~Carl Zwanzig
Looks like he did sign it. I have attached a link. It was REALLY hard to find.
I didn't read the entire approved Illinois legislation, but a critical element of the Ohio legislation states "Any legislative authority that denies an application for approval of an amateur station antenna structure shall state the reasons for the denial and shall, on appeal, bear the burden of proving that the authority's actions are consistent with this section." This language removes the burden of proof from the Amateur Radio operator and places it on the legislative authority.