Give me a break, will ya? Since when does a "legally licensed hobby" override a legally binding contract obligation agreed to by the homeowner? As you say, it's just a hobby...
Since watching TV is (I presume) a legally licensed hobby, do you agree that the legislation that allowed satellite dishes should not have been passed? As you say, "it's just a hobby..."
Since clotheslines, solar panels, flag poles are just "hobbies," the legislation that overrode legally binging contract obligations agreed to by the homeowner should never have been passed, correct? As you say, "it's just a hobby..."
Tom, you will find that most of the opponents for against Federal exemption for FCC licensed hams have "theirs" and are just trying stir up conflict. You'll discover that most of them have massive towers, large antenna arrays and run QRO... they indeed "have theirs." One wonders if they give a darn what their neighbors' think about living next door to unsightly towers, dealing with interference issues to their radios, TV sets, etc.? I guess it doesn't matter to them. But, no one needs TV service, since a basic AM or FM radio will provide all the information needed in case of an emergency. It would seem being able to watch Green Acres reruns is more valuable than what can be provided by a PROVEN, licensed, emergency radio service when disasters happen?? I'd be the first to laugh when their neighbors file nuisance lawsuits because of property devaluation, interference issues, etc... but of course, they'd be the first cry about Federal Preemption because it suits their purpose. It is funny how one shoe should only fit one foot.
and, as info... I have mine... I had up to three towers at one with mono-banders, I run QRO, etc. But I have empathy for other hams who are duly licensed, and who are entitled to the same rights granted to flag poles, clothes lines, and OTA TV aerials.