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Title: Monterey county restrictions
Post by: K3YE on October 10, 2018, 08:29:44 PM
Planning move to Monterey CA county, not in any city, zoned RDR. The county zoning ordinance says 30' max height. But CA has state code 65850 saying the usual stuff about "reasonably accommodate amateur radio service" & 30' is not very accommodating.

Anyone have experience with antennas height restrictions in Monterey county?


Title: RE: Monterey county restrictions
Post by: K5LXP on October 11, 2018, 04:44:33 AM

It says more than just the "max height" in the zoning code.  Look for the permissive and conditional limits, the variance process and the limits associated with those.  Some municipalities are quite reasonable, some quite unreasonable when going beyond permissive limits. 

You might get lucky and someone here will chime in, but one tack I would take would be to do a QRZ map search for the area you're considering and do a drive-by or contact them to see if any of those hams have a tower.  I can almost guarantee any ham that has a tower will be happy to fill you in on the process they used to realize it.

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM
 


Title: RE: Monterey county restrictions
Post by: ND6M on October 11, 2018, 10:33:27 AM
Pretty simple, You state that you know the county Ordinance is 30 feet.
you move in by your choice.


Title: RE: Monterey county restrictions
Post by: K3LI on October 11, 2018, 02:00:47 PM
Put up a 30 foot tower and stick a hex beam on top of it.  That will get you 40 to 6 meters.  Run dipole below the beam for 75 80 160.  Not the best for 75 - 160 but darn good for  40-6.  Hexbeams work wonderfully well at 27 to 30 feet.


Title: RE: Monterey county restrictions
Post by: KN6SD on October 14, 2018, 08:47:52 PM
Planning move to Monterey CA county, not in any city, zoned RDR. The county zoning ordinance says 30' max height. But CA has state code 65850 saying the usual stuff about "reasonably accommodate amateur radio service" & 30' is not very accommodating.

Anyone have experience with antennas height restrictions in Monterey county?

The 30' foot limitation may only apply to structures (homes, apartments, commercial buildings), not antennas...

73,
Russ