can someone please send me a link to were i can find all of the fcc rules and regulations on antennas i wanna know were i can put my antenna or how high for the band i want to run thanks
There really is no place or law like that to the best of my knowledge. The FAA restricts tower height and perhaps your local municipality, but that's about it.
As for band specific tower height restrictions, they don't exist.
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To the best of my knowledge, the FCC doesn't have much in the way of antenna regulations as to height or placement. The only one I can think of off the top of my head has to do with proximity to an airport and, as has been pointed out, is an FAA regulation.
Most antenna regulations are state/county/city/HOA types.
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Since you live in Beaver Falls, you should know that there are two good clubs in your neck of the woods -- Beaver Valley ARA & Triple "A" ARA. Plus, a little further away, the North Hills ARC in Wexford, and the Steel City ARC in Carnegie (just off of I-376). Look into them; you'll find that all of those clubs have a lot of experienced members who can help you out with antenna questions.
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With the exception of locations near an airport or heliport, or within certain exclusive zones, there are generally no federal restrictions on tower height, etc. HOWEVER, at 200-feet and higher, in almost all cases the tower MUST be properly lighted and approval has to be had from the FAA. At 500-feet and higher, the FAA is required by law to hold a public hearing before giving permission to erect the tower.
Now zoning laws, CC&Rs, and so forth, which are local regulations, can have an effect on tower height. For example, here in Richardson, Texas (northern suburb of Dallas), we are restricted to 100-feet above ground without getting a zoning variance in a residential neighborhood. The truth be known, it is very difficult to guy a 100-foot tower on a "normal" residential lot! When this restriction was passed (mid 1960s), there were two major employers in the city, Texas Instruments and Collins Radio. All but one of the city council members held amateur radio operator's licenses. Therefore, they decided on a very reasonable approach!
No such regulations.
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The higher, the better. If you go past 200 feet above ground, let us know.
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My elmer said the antenna has to be as tall as the band that I intend to work. So I never work 160m.
Usually in order is one or more of the following, in usual order of precedence:
1. CC+R's: If you are subject to these, abandon all hope except for stealth and or good luck.
2. Local regulations: When you review these, they usually have a new section for "Telecommunications Facilities" - Amateur Radio does NOT fall under those regulations, keep digging.
3. County Regulations: Depending on where, etc, these are usually pretty lenient as you are often in the country and engineering approval is all you need.
4. State regulations: If they have a law, it might be PRB-1.
5. Federal Regulations - the 200' rule for example.
You start at the top of that list and work your way down.
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