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Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:

from thestarphoenix.com on April 21, 2013
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Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by K7CB on April 22, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I don't really see how going from 55 ft to 80 ft will make that much difference in his ability to communicate to the areas he claims to have problems with, but more power to him I guess. His first mistake, in my opinion, was telling his neighbors about his plans. The reaction by his neighbors is quite predictable. If there are no rules or regulations that state such a tower isn't permissible, he should have moved in, gotten whatever permits he needed and just done it. The reaction by his neighbors was quite predictable and I always found such reactions to be quite humorous. They always object to antennas and towers saying they're unsightly while giving no thought to the fact that something they've done or had installed on their property might be unsightly to someone else. These people are always concerned about their "rights" but give no thought about the "rights" of the other person. If I weren't a ham, I'd rather live next to a nicely kept house with antennas on it than I would living next to a house with a yard full of weeds.
 
Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by KG4RUL on April 22, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
"He said it should not be a problem, since there's another ham tower just 800 metres from his new home, and another four within a two-kilometer radius."

So, if he is denied his tower, will these same "neighbors" be calling for those towers to be removed? Will his existing 55' tower become an eyesore now?

I would sacrifice body parts to be able to put up ANY size tower in my neighborhood. I think the extra 25' is just a little greedy.
 
Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by K0RGR on April 23, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
To anyone who's had use of a really tall tower, there is a very significant difference between 55 and even 72'.

I'm most disappointed by the former ham Quisling who seems to be leading the charge. It reeks of sour grapes, and if any of his claims are true, he was totally incompetent in how his towers were erected. Go back to the Internet and stay there!

 
Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by KA5KMS on April 23, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Socialism
 
RE: Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by N4UFO on April 23, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
"His first mistake, in my opinion, was telling his neighbors about his plans."

Towards then end it mentions that because of the height, Industry Canada requires it to go through the same approval process as a cell phone tower. I'm sure that process required the notifications... or it required city approval and the city required the notifications, either way. I wouldn't think the man would be that much of an idiot to invite a fight unnecessarily. =^)
 
Residents Sour on 80-Foot Radio Tower:  
by W5TTW on April 23, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Finally a ham that doesn't play the phony emergency services card to go after what he wants.
 
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