|[AMRadio] FW: "FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016" to affect towers and masts over 50 feetin height.|
ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 13:39:15 EDT 2016
But Jack, no one thinks a pilot should be put at risk for radio. It
is simply that what is being advocated is not necessary because there
are other better ways, such as simply requiring the weather tower /
wind tower folks to give a 30 day notice before putting up a tower in
the middle of a corn field. That gives FAA time to issue a NOTAM, put
the tower on sectionals and so on. Not to diminish the problem but
hams have been caught up in what is almost entirely or is entirely a
weather or wind tower hazard problem. If they'd simply exempt ham
towers or specifically say the laws apply only to wind and weather
measurement towers there would be no problem, at least for us.
On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Jack <JM at d8alus.net> wrote:
> This will be unpopular in this forum, but here goes..................
> As an amateur radio operator for close to sixty years and a pilot for over
> forty years I can appreciate both sides of the argument. For the sake of
> discussion, let's assume both activities are hobbies and that the hobbyists
> in each harbor beliefs that their hobby is the more important. Of course,
> that is an invalid premise since towers have a potential detrimental impact
> on non-hobbyist aviation interests. Let's ignore that aspect for now.
> The lack of a tower may make communications difficult or impossible. An
> unlighted tower can kill people. Which is more important? From my
> perspective, the aviation side of the equation wins - hands down.
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