[AMRadio] Antennas

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Wed Jul 9 08:56:04 EDT 2014

I find it interesting.

I *never* said *little* antenna.

I simply pointed out that in a smaller lot, you can bend the ends a bit, 
or even change direction in the same plane.

It seems that those that are making what could be considered comments to 
the contrary, *must* be the few that have unlimited space.

The majority of antennas I see up in neighborhoods with normal size lots 
are indeed a *compromise*!

This is apparently "blasphemy".  Yet, they do work, and if done in a 
reasonable manner, work pretty darn good.

Time will come when those of you with all this space, will eventually 
end up with less space than you have now.

When that time comes, let us know how it goes for you!  I don't have the 
trees for height.  Neither is there room to put up a 50ft tower, as the 
city code states that I *must* guarantee that "should it fall down" it 
must fall within *MY* property boundaries.

Toss your commentary, and I'll continue to make my contacts all over!

The ends of the Inverted Vees do indeed hang straight down the last few 

I've already gone head to head with Zoning.  They don't seem to 
understand that I have NOT moved the house!  However, they were going to 
make me post a bond, request a waiver from the city, as THEY informed me 
that *I* lived in an "illegal domicile"!  This didn't come up until I 
submitted plans to construct a deck.  The deck wasn't the issue!

The "too long employed" head of the department finally looked at the 
survey.  The very same one that had been surveyed when the house was 
built, again when the wife and I bought it, and again when we refinanced 
it it.

Lo and behold, one corner of the foundation is indeed one tenth of a 

I laughed at her!  She insisted that I wasn't taking it seriously.  I 
informed her that I indeed was taking it seriously! I was going to get 
an attorney, and sue the city for fraudulently collecting property 
taxes, and was also gong to sue for the interest of said taxes ALSO!

Suddenly her entire tone changed!

She made a "command" decision, (That being one when you are caught in 
the triple barrel concertina and the sentry has you in his sights and 
releases the guard dog.)  She then stated that *I* needed to write a 
letter "stating that I didn't get up one morning and decide to lift that 
corner of the house just because I had too much coffee and pulled it up 
from 8 feet down and moved it".

So Y'all make you unfriendly commentary, and consider that it may be 
YOUR time that comes to pass when that "compromise" antenna is YOURS!

Bob - N0DGN

On 7/9/2014 8:13 AM, Kim Elmore wrote:
> A good friend once put it best: big antennas up high work better than little antennas down low.
> "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith

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