[time-nuts] Lucent 40 dB Antenna

Charles P. Steinmetz charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com
Fri Apr 13 21:33:52 EDT 2012

Gary wrote:

>Most of those no antenna rules can't be enforced. They can control 
>the color of the antenna. Yes, really. For example, CONUS, you can 
>have any number of 1 meter dishes. You might have to paint the dish.

I believe Gary is referring to the FCC's OTARD (Over-the-Air 
Reception Devices) Rule, 47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000, which (with some 
exceptions) preempts local restrictions that impair the installation, 
maintenance, or use of antennas used to receive video programming or 
certain point-to-point wireless signals (e.g., wireless "last mile" 
Internet service).  However, it does not preempt local restrictions 
on antennas used for GPS, AM or FM broadcast reception, SWL, 
satellite radio, etc., etc.

For a quick guide to the OTARD Rule, see 

Best regards,


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