Amateur radio group dislikes 30-foot limit on antennas (Oregon)

They’re required to refer to themselves as “amateurs,” but only because they’re absolutely prohibited from making any money from the hobby which is their passion.

When several local ham radio operators took turns making comments to the Payette City Council at last week’s regular meeting of city government, the operators were quite comfortable explaining the technical details at the heart of their argument that Payette’s new ordinance regulating tower heights is too restrictive.

From Julie Bunker, who holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and is president of the local radio operators group, to retired high school science teacher Jim Johnson, most commenters had credentials or professional backgrounds that suited them well to the conversation at hand.

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