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Tower Battle in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N5PZJ, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. N5PZJ

    N5PZJ Subscriber QRZ Page

    https://www.milforddailynews.com/ne...io-tower-construction-for-now?template=ampart


    An 80 foot tower in Framingham, Massachusetts was denied.

    In a unanimous decision, the ZBA voted to vacate the building permit because, in its determination, the ham radio tower Framingham resident Mikhail Filippov wants to build doesn’t comply with local setback requirements as proposed. Filippov's attorney says he's waiting for the ZBA's final opinion before he decides where to take the case next.


    See link.
     
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Really too bad - especially considering "it's made of extra strength steel so would allow him to speak with people as far away as Moscow!!"

    Gotta love "reporting"

    Looks like a great lot for a tower - but the neighbors obviously think differently.

    Dave
    W7UUU

    [not "doxing" - the street address is published in the news article linked above]

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  3. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not a bad place for a poor Russian immigrant:D

    There are many ham towers in Framingham as Im sure Fred is aware of. Maybe once he finishes that he can get back to some ARRL Director biz.
     
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  4. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    "The city issued him a building permit, and Filippov started to pour the foundation.

    Then his neighbors found out."


    Sounds like one of those "and then the fight started" jokes. :(
     
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  5. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Donna Gittelsohn, a Coldwell Banker real estate broker, gathered opinions from real estate professionals throughout the area stating that an 80-foot radio tower could take at least 10% off the sale price of nearby homes."

    Oh, please! :rolleyes:
     
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  6. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Sophia Banar is holding out hope that Filippov will take the concerns of his neighbors, which include the students and employees at the Learning Center for the Deaf, into account and give up the fight. They are potentially impacting hundreds of children that are already disadvantaged."

    Really?!? :confused:
     
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  7. K1OIK

    K1OIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Absolutely, you don't think RFI from a 1.5 KW transmitter won't get into their hearing aids?
    RFI from my 100 watt transmitter sets off my CO2 detector and smoke alarms.
     
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  8. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    My antennas do no such thing to any of my detectors, up to the 300 watts or so I'm able to make with the amp. Must be because of an OCF or similar such system allowing lots of common mode current.
     
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  9. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like a neighborhood of NIMBYs
     
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  10. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    And the proposed tower wasn't even going to be in "their backyard" - it was going to be in his!
     
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