Fcc ruling re: sattelite dishes

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  1. Dan Melo

    Dan Melo Auditioning

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    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND THIS LEGISLATION (I TRIED FCC.GOV BUT CAME ACCROSS NOTHING) THAT SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITS LANDLORDS FROM NOT ALLOWING RENTERS TO HAVE SATELLITE DISHES?
    PLEASE HELP. THANKS.
     
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    Hey Dan. Please turn off the caps lock. ALL CAPITALS IS CONSIDERED YELLING!!!!
     
  4. Dan Melo

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    sorry about the yelling. thanks for the info.
     
  5. KyleS

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    Dan maybe I am mistaken but according to this article doesnt it state that they have to allow the placement if you have say a balcony? Correct me if I am wrong!
    KyleS
     
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    As a member of a townhome association board of directors and one who just went to a seminar in Chicago on the subject, I can tell you what the regulations say.
    Basically...
    1 You can place a dish on "exclusive access - common property". This means a patio or deck.
    2 You can't cut holes for mounting the dish in the deck.
    3 The dish CAN be mounted using clamps as long as it doesn't cause any damage
    4 The use of a planter style stand is recommended
    4 If your dish causes damage, you are responsible for repairing it.
    5 You are not allowed to cut holes in the building to run the cable unless approved by the association.
    6 You can't place the dish on the roof, outside wall or any structure of the building unless approved by the association.
    7 If your common access area is out of range of the satellite (i.e. North East side) your screwed.
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  8. Wayne Bundrick

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    You mean the HOAs and condo boards are actually being proactive to learn the regulations? I'm impressed.
     
  9. Timmy

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    TimF
    I too am surprised that your HOA went looking for the info. Great to hear that.
    Two questions:
    1. Who put on the seminar?
    2. Do you think they got everything right (that they told you)?
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  10. Erik Pontius

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    try this link.
    http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/asd/bickel/47CFRrule.html
    and put 1.4000 in the CFR number blanks...
    [Code of Federal Regulations]
    [Title 47, Volume 1, Parts 0 to 19]
    [Revised as of October 1, 1999]
    From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
    [CITE: 47CFR1.4000]
    [Page 351-353]
    Subpart S--Preemption of Restrictions That ``Impair'' a Viewer's Ability
    To Receive Television Broadcast Signals, Direct Broadcast Satellite
    Services or Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Services
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  11. Phill O

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    Check out this months issue of home theater interiors. There is a article about this very subject. I just glanced over it, I don't have a dish and I was looking at the magazine at Borders bookstore (looking for another mag). I hope that this will help in your fight for independence against the repressive neighborhoodlum association.
     
  12. EddieN

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    I want a dish, but my apartment complex won't let me put it on the roof. I know the FCC thing says it can't be on the roof, but there are 2 other buildings, out of 15 or so, that have dishes on the roof. I told them this and they said they were going to give notices to those people to take them down or be kicked out. For some reason I don't believe they're going to do a damn thing about those other dishes, yet I'm still "not allowed" to do it. My balcony faces East, I was thinking of putting a board sticking out a bit and mounting the dish to the board, I don't think that's allowed either but I'm gonna give it a shot anyways.
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    I have mainly 80 year old Nazi's on my Home Owner Association for my townhouse but was pleasantly surprised when they sent every owner a few months ago a letter stating we can install the dishes and they will try to help out in any way possible. If anyone is interested in the exact wording I can dig the thing out and put it on here, might help someone out.
     

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