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Re: FM vs SSB



No He hasn't given up.but it is costing him a lot of time and money. Others
are trying to help him with the costs. Many others in the area will be
affected if he looses.
Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Reynolds" <calliban@sinnfree.sinnfree.org>
To: "Christopher E. Phelps" <n2yqp@flash.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM vs SSB


> Chris,
>  Your local friend gave up too easy. If there were no prior restraint
> factors (i.e. restrictive use clauses) in his property deed, then
> he could have taken his case before the government board and
> sited the FCC's power in this matter to win approval for his antennas.
> Apartment dwellers and people with restrictions in their deeds are
> out of luck, I fear, but others have grounds to fight if they
> so choose.
>
> Later,
> Andy
> WD9IYT
>
>
> On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Christopher E. Phelps wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> > There are other factors to consider in this argument over which is
better FM
> > Vs SSB on the birds. I don't know what the percentage is, but many of us
> > live in cities and communities that cause limitations in what one can do
in
> > our hobby. I for one live in an apartment, which limits what I can have
for
> > antennas. I can work the fm repeaters and the packet digi's for within
my
> > space without having access to outside antennas ( I even worked UO-14 &
> > AO-27 sitting on my living room floor with my HT and Arrow). If not in
an
> > apartment, there are more and more communities that are restricting what
you
> > can erect on your property, in the way of antennas and such, that a lot
of
> > us don't have the option of working anything but the fm birds. We have a
> > local Ham that bought a piece of property in an area of minimum
population,
> > got permits to erect his towers, and is now in a long drawn out court
battle
> > because his neighbors went to the town board and objected to his
erecting
> > those towers. They canceled his permit and he was told not to go any
further
> > with his project. I have seen it on the sigs many times about Amateurs
> > running into these kind of restrictions more and more. I can go out on
my
> > balcony or over to the school yard across the street to do my sat
contacts
> > and not have to worry about a permanent antenna structure. Oh I would
like
> > to work the other birds, but in my present local AO-27 & UO-14 is all I
> > have. I know it can be very discouraging and frustrating trying to get
in
> > with my meager two watts, especially when on the road trying to give
those
> > whom want them, the grids and counties I am passing though. I know in
the
> > end that there are some out there that appreciate my efforts, and that
is
> > why I still do it. I know there were a couple times on my trip east that
I
> > almost said the heck with it all.
> > 73 Chris N2YQP
> >
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