Well if you happen to live in the City of Ottawa Ontario it seems that the city fathers are planning to change their restrictive antenna bylaw and from what I read its not a change for the good.
In Ottawa we had a pretty restrictive bylaw in the past. It really grouped us in with TV antennas, Sat Dishes and was fairly draconian on where we could put things with a major on looks and a secondary on safety.
I concider this new proposal worse and although my antennas are below the height mentioned I do worry about new hams who or amateurs moving to a new residence who now will have more red tape and hoops to jump through including really appeasing neighbors just to get something above roof height let alone think of a beam…
PLEASE READ THE PROPOSAL OVER and if you feel as threatened (as I do) then ask (no demand) that RAC takes the lead on this. Your RAC Director for Eastern Ontario is Bill Unger VE3XT@rac.ca and let him know of your concerns.
Now remember your complaint will go a lot further if you are a member of RAC so perhaps this might convince you to join or in my case renew in December (when my membership expires)
Lots of us (myself included) have not looked at RAC in a positive way recently and how this is handled could influence my opinions greatly or confirm my fears…
If you are a member of the two major Ottawa clubs (OARC or the OVMRC) let their leadership know your opinions as well as RAC is going to need help from the locals who are effected by these changes.
As I mentioned earlier read it over… What do you think??? As I over reacting on this one??? I see it as us getting mired in red tape with more groups to appease but then maybe I have had too much coffee before writing this (or not enough).
Either way as not too many of us read the advisories from the city I will be bringing it to your attention at least…
Your comments on this are welcomed….