Ohio Antenna Law Challenge May Be Over: – eHam.net


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Ohio Antenna Law Challenge May Be Over: eHam.net In a surprise move, the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals https://www.co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=171 has dismissed an appeal from the Village of Swanton, Ohio, in an Amateur Radio antenna

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The Ohio Sixth District Court has dismissed an appeal from the Village of Swanton, Ohio, in a key Amateur Radio antenna zoning case.  In essence, the court ruled that federal and state law preempted Swanton’s antenna ordinance.  Gary Wadtke (WW8N) has tried since 2009 to build a 60-ft/18.29 meter “antenna support structure” on his property.  With the ruling Wadtke is free to finish his tower project.  However, opponents of antenna towers vow to return to court if a similar case comes up.  The message is clear:  be prepared to spend a lot of money for your tower (materials and attorney fees) if you live in an area that restricts “support structures.”  Some amateurs can’t afford to move to more “friendly” areas, so they must be creative in getting and staying on the air.  With the spread of HOAs and CC&Rs these days, one must become an expert at stealth antennas.  Remember, out of sight, out of mind.  Good luck.   Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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