A radio ham's neighbour is unhappy about the 55 foot mast in his backyard. After returning from a three-month long trip to France, the neighbour surprised to see the mast put up by Jeff Hullquist W6BYS.
“Federal law is very specific in protecting the rights of amateur radio operators. It was installed without a building or use permit, both of which are required because it’s a transmitting structure. But the (Federal Communications Commission) usually regulates this, so local control is often preempted by federal regulations.” Robert Reber, a senior planner with the city of Napa.