Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2AI, Jul 11, 2019.
More noise generated by a ham.
Eric, Matt doesn't want a taxi in his garage--he wants Supercar.
Is there still an exemption for towers that do not extend above the canopy of surrounding vegetation?
In that case you have to paint the trees alternating bands of white and red.
And put red light bulbs on top... I think I need to order maybe 2 gross of red light bulbs and a container load each of white and red paint.
And not just any old white, red or orange paint and bulbs from the hardware store, - must aviation colors per Federal standards!
Latest on this from ARRL:
FAA Reauthorization Act Language Serves to Exclude Vast Majority of Amateur Radio Towers
Language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 will exclude all but a small number of Amateur Radio towers from marking requirements... (1) Towers covered by the rules are structures at least 50 feet tall that support an antenna and are located in a rural area or on farmland or immediately adjacent to such land. (2) According to the Act, the term “covered tower” does not include any structure that is adjacent to a house, barn, or other building, and “is within the curtilage of a farmstead or adjacent to another building or visible structure.” [emphasis added]
So I'm on a ranch, my overall tower height with mast is 65' and the tower is 165' from any structure - so what is the exact definition of curtilage and how would that apply to me?
Curtilage is the area around or between buildings typically used by the occupants of the farmstead, i.e., between the house and barn or equipment shed, etc. The assumption being that a crop duster would not be spraying that area.