[AMRadio] HOAs fighting antenna Parity Act proposal H.R.


Mike Sawyer w3slk at verizon.net
Fri Aug 21 17:22:31 EDT 2015


Ditto!!!

Mod-U-Lator,
Mike(y)/W3SLK



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From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of GRANT YOUNGMAN
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:27 PM
To: Donald Chester; AM Radio List
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] HOAs fighting antenna Parity Act proposal H.R.

I’ll just throw in my 2 cents …  Well said, Don!

Grant NQ5T


> On Aug 21, 2015, at 3:05 PM, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
> 
>> From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> 
> 
>> Precisely the point. Not only are we not the same, amateur radio has 
>> never
> represented a large portion of the population, but a tiny sliver. A 
> sliver that is
>> shrinking more each day.
> 
>> So basically the argument is - you millions of people change what you 
>> want
> and what you signed, agreed, and moved into a HOA-protected 
> development for
>> - give up what you want so that a few hundred or thousand of us who
> disagree can have what we want. Change the rules to suit us.
> 
> 
> So please explain how my putting up an unobtrusive antenna, such as a 
> dipole strung between trees in the back yard of  my own property, in 
> any way injures or violates the "rights" of other residents living  down the street?
> I'm not talking about putting up a 100 ft tower with full size 80m 
> yagi in a postage-stamp size city lot, and that's not what the Amateur 
> Radio Parity Act is all about.  The Parity bill would only force HOAs 
> to word their restrictions in such a way as to allow "reasonable 
> accommodation" for effective outdoor antennas, just as PRB-1 did with 
> city ordinances and zoning laws.  Zoning laws governing tower and 
> antenna  installations didn't suddenly disappear once the FCC enacted PRB-1.
> 
> So we only have whatever "rights" that the vast majority goes along with?
> Isn't that, by definition, mob rule? Before the 1960s, large swathes 
> of the country had Jim Crowe laws that restricted the rights of 
> certain minorities to live and work in certain neighbourhoods, and the 
> majority of residents in those localities supported those laws, even 
> to the point of committing violence in an attempt to preserve them.  
> It took federal intervention to strike down, to change the laws to 
> "suit" those whose rights were being violated.  One of the reasons 
> HOAs and CC&Rs came into existence in the first place was to keep 
> "those people" (whatever creed or ethnic group you prefer to hate) out 
> of neighbourhoods. I recall reading about a deed restriction that was 
> struck down in the Pacific Northwest, don't remember if it was in 
> Portland or Seattle, that said to the effect that the property could 
> not be transferred to or used by those of "Hebrew", Asian or "Ethiopian" origin.
> 
>> Pretty pathetic... 
>> It certainly explains the current political administration and 
>> prevailing
> mentality in the country far better than I ever could.
> 
> If that were actually the case, I would say thank God said mentality 
> is beginning to prevail.
> 
> Just my personal opinion; it's "pretty pathetic" that a licensed 
> amateur radio operator would oppose a very small step towards allowing 
> fellow hams to enjoy their hobby in a reasonable manner on a piece of 
> property they bought, paid for and pay taxes on.  "I've got mine and 
> therefore don't give a damn about anybody else."
> 
> I keep hearing that same old broken record from the pro-HOA ilk, 
> proclaiming that the Parity Act is just another piece of "liberal 
> legislation" that would allow the big bad "gub'ment" one more means to 
> violate the sanctity of private contracts, but if you think about it, 
> the ongoing HOA take-over of American property rights and petty 
> suppression of liberty in one's own home has to be one of the closest 
> things we've ever had in this country to Soviet style communism.
> 
> Don k4kyv
> 
> 
> 
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