[AMRadio] ARRL initiative

Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Tue Jul 15 11:59:30 EDT 2008

Todd, Walter and others, I really think that ya all are not thinking
right here. Most Hams want to keep their wife happy and keep peace in
the household so they move into these communities. I agree with Walter
on the stealth idea ect. But if the ARRL wants to try and help our
fellow brothers in the hobby we should support that idea. I know with a
lot of you that you think that you got it put to you from the ARRL but I
have still not found any other organization out there that is trying to
help the hobby at all. Until I do I will continue to give my support to
them. Without them we would have lost this hobby years ago.

Just my 2 cents worth or has that price gone up as well...

Very Best 73's
Bob W1PE

"Money is only temporary, but radios are forever" - Jim Little aka "the
old dog"/K5BAI

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Todd, KA1KAQ
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:41 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ARRL initiative

I have to agree with Walter in that many folks move to such places
exactly for the reasons stated: they don't want to deal with
'unsightly' antennae or whatever else, they want their neighborhood
just so, etc. Anyone who freely moves there agrees to abide by these
rules when they sign the contract.

Different story if they change the rules once you already live
somewhere. History dictates that your previously-lawful use should be
grandfathered. If not, then you have a gripe.

Trying to impose one's views on another by force is no different if
the HOA / zoning board does it or the ARRL. And you always have the
freedom (and responsibility, IMO) not to go there if you think it's
going to be a problem for you. No different than moving into a
residentially-zoned area and trying to set up an industrial site. You
can hope for a variance, but to expect it would be foolish. They're
even good enough to let you know that in advance.

This is no 'David vs Goliath' BPL issue to rally the troops around, or
a useful tool for enlisting new members. More likely a shot to the

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Walter - K5EST
<walter.k5est at gmail.com> wrote:

> but, you know
> folks do not have to live in those places that have CCR's
> that are harmful. Secondly, they could operate mobile
> or portable in another location. They could also figure
> out how to do stealth antennas and still stay on the air.
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