[AMRadio] Alabama Man Mounts Tower Protest


Mike Duke, K5XU k5xu at jam.rr.com
Tue Jan 9 18:50:03 EST 2007


In case you aren't aware of this.....

Jan. 05 2007,09:20 by
kg4rpe
Wayne Spires (KF4BJT), a Wetumpka, AL ham is now sitting perched a top his 
68
foot radio tower behind his house in protest of a judges ruling forcing him
to become a part of a homeowners association. He says that 20 years ago when 
he
bought the property located along the river that it was listed as 
unrestricted.
He has been atop the tower for about three or four days and says he will not
come down until his next court date which is scheduled for Feb. 5th.

The nationaly syndicated radio team Rick and Bubba out of WZZK 104.7 in
Birmingham, AL interviewed Mr. Spires, his wife, and a daughter live by 
phone
this
morning. They also talked yesterday by phone to the sheriff who said as long 
as
Mr. Spires does not try to hurt himself or somebody else his department
will not interfere. William "Bubba" Bussey (KJ4JJ) the co-host of Rick and
Bubba, explained on yesterday's show the importance ham radio can play in a
time of emergency and the importance for good towers for hams to own and 
use.
(Bubba is a very active ham and promotes it often on their program.)

His family as well as other neighbors, friends, and hams all are sending 
their
support to him.

for another report, check:

http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=5883357&nav=0RdM




Mike Duke, K5XU
American Council of Blind Radio Amateurs





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