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Practical Antenna Handbook 5/e, 5th Edition by George W. Hippisley, Joseph J. Carr

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CHAPTER 31Zoning, Restrictive Covenants, and Neighbors

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” There is probably no better example of this well-known saying than a tall radio tower topped by a long-boom Yagi antenna. To those of us immersed in the techno-geek world of radio, the sight makes us glow with pride or turn green with envy, depending on whether it is our tower or another’s. But to those who are not similarly enamored of the trappings of radio—including, in many cases, our own family members—that same tower and antenna combination may be a blot on the landscape. Never mind that our country is crisscrossed by thousands and thousands of miles of sagging power lines, held up to our view by bent, warped, stained, and rotted utility poles ...

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