Antenna Zoning
for the Radio Amateur

By Fred Hopengarten, K1VR. Everything you and your attorney need to know to obtain a permit for your antenna-support system. Don’t let the confusing tangle of ordinances and by-laws keep you from installing the antenna you need in order to communicate effectively! In recent years, many cities and towns have enacted ordinances designed mainly to regulate cellular antenna structures. Unfortunately, hams have sometimes been caught in the backlash of regulatory overkill. This book describes proven techniques and strategies that a ham and his or her attorney can use to obtain an antenna-structure permit.

New release May 2011. Updated and full of new information

Also includes material on Canadian laws and regulations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book Was Written

Chapter 1: Principles That Will Help You Win

Chapter 2: The Process in a Nutshell

Chapter 3: Your Winning Team

Chapter 4: Basic Preparations

Chapter 5: Getting to Know the Players

Chapter 6: Possible Objections—Safety Issues

Chapter 7: Possible Objections—Aesthetic, Noise, and Nuisance Issues

Chapter 8: Possible Objections—Environmental Issues

Chapter 9: Possible Objections—Diversionary Tactics

Chapter 10: The Permit Application

Chapter 11: The Public Hearing—Your Big Moment in the Spotlight

Chapter 12: Deliberations and Decisions

Chapter 13: Appeals

Chapter 14: Lawsuits

Chapter 15: Now Get That Permit and Build That Antenna System!

Chapter 16: Awkward Post-Permit Situations

Chapter 17: Local and State Law, National Codes

Chapter 18: Drafting or Redrafting a Bylaw or State Law

Chapter 19: Federal Law of Ham Radio

Chapter 20: Other Federal Law

Chapter 21: Common Covenants and Restraints

Chapter 22: Canadian Laws by Timothy Elam, VE6SH

Updated CD-ROM included containing case law, customizable forms and additional legal reference material. Second edition. © 2011

Catalog # Item Description Unit Price
AR-ZONE Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur $49.95