These are a series of Emails concerning the instalaltion of an antenna on my two acre property in Park County, CO in the Indian Mountain area.
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This is a copy of the latest comm. between a person in the area where my cabin is located and my answer. If you assume I am angry, you are correct.
I am surprised of the objections to a perfectly legal and allowed project. I have inquired of the IMPOA board and the Building AND Planning
Committees of Park county and I am authorized to install an antenna. I hold the highest ham license available and have 37 years working in and teaching electronics with a strong background in RF (Radio Frequency).
I am restricted to 35 ft height by the Park County rules and only must have the base inspected (nothing else) if I put in a tower.
At the present time, I do not plan to put in a tower altho it is perfectly legal and allowed. Most likely I will have some type of wire antenna or a vertical antenna which essentially is just an aluminum tube. At the present time, I do not even own operable ham equipment although that will change in the near future.
There are Federal regulations (FCC PRBs) that state that Government agencies must "Reasonably Accomodate" in the installation of an antenna for Ham operation.
I believe it is completely within private property rights for me to be able to enjoy my hobby so long as I do not endanger anyone. If I were installing a 100 ft tower or or had a light on top of an antenna or installing something that would be a danger to others, I could understand this.
I would be willing to listen to any Indian Mountain resident as to how I could minimize the visual impact, but I would legally fight to the greatest of possibilities and resources the total elimination of my rights to enjoy my property and hobby which is not only allowed and sanctioned but encouraged by the Government.
I would appreciate it if you would research Ham Radio's many contributions to the advancement of the electronics fields AND to emergency communications. BTW, I am a Ham (Amateur) radio operator and NOT a CB (Citizens Band) operator.
Did I do something in the past to anger you?
> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:46:52 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: RaymondParkII@msn.com
> Subject: antennas
> I just wanted to let you know that the word is out, that you want to put up an antenna on your
> property for ham radio operations. Currently there are a dozen people who have voiced their
> adamant objections to your proposed antenna. Bad news travels fast in a small tight knit
> community like Indian Mtn. The majority of us are up here to get away from the city lights,
> cell towers, antennas, and the like, all those things detract from the natural beauty that we
> all cherish.............
> Out of consideration and respect for your neighbors in Indian Mtn. we ask that you abandon this
> idea of putting up an antenna.
> Thank you
> Susan Stoval