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Maitland Bottoms
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Certainly someone else on Tacos might be better informed than I. 
All I know is that my own house is not encumbered by restrictive


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From: Lee Lumpkin <>
Subject: No. VA antenna restrictions?
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:13:12 -0400 (EDT)

Mr. Bottoms,

I got your name and email address from the AMRAD web site.  I will be
moving to the Virginia suburbs of D.C. for a year beginning in August '99,
and will be looking for housing there next week (June 13-16).  I have
looked up SB-480, the Virginia law on amateur antenna restrictions, but
have a question about it's application.  I was hoping that as a resident
of this area, you might be able to help me with a quick answer.

I am looking at houses and condos.  I assume that the law applies to
freestanding houses, but wonder if the law applies to condos with common
grounds areas and connected units.  Specifically, I have a lead on a condo
in Mclean that has an enclosed patio area at ground level.  Can the
placement of outside antennas be restricted by local law, covenants and/or
prevented entirely by the condo rules?

I realize that you may not be an expert in these matters, but would
appreciate any help you could offer.  It would be nice to know a bit about
this before bringing the matter up with landlords and real estate agents.

Thanks for any help you might have to offer.

Lee W. Lumpkin