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Author Topic: Amateur radio operator clashes with code enforcement  (Read 1604 times)
KE4DRN
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« on: October 08, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »

Georgia amateur has three towers and
attracted the attention of local code enforcement dept.

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K2MK
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 03:57:47 AM »

He never applied for a building permit for his 70 foot tower which was required by his town and the town does not allow ham towers over 70 feet so his 140 tower is clearly a problem. The only surprise is that he got by for as long he did.

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Mike K2MK
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NK7Z
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 09:07:19 AM »

I agree totally...  I am going through the permitting process now in Eugene, Oregon, it is not bad, it just takes time and money.  It is well worth it for me, as it makes me feel a lot better insurance wise...  I have seen some 70 foot installs that scare me, all not permitted of course...  Not sure how insurance would react to an accident on a non permitted tower.
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Dave
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W4RS
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 04:09:30 PM »

when i put up 3 towers, one 90 ft, one 120 ft and one 100 ft, i asked for a building permit, i was told there was none for towers, so i asked for an electrical permit, and got 3 permits. fast forward 5 years, they have a code enforcement officer, he says, no permit on the towers, must take down. i go to city mgr, show the electrical permits, and watched as the code enforcement officer studderd and steamed! it showed that i made every effort to comply with the codes! i kept my towers!!
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K2MK
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 04:30:33 PM »

That was a brilliant move. Bravo.
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