Friday, April 26, 2013

Idaho Law Exempts Hams, CBers from Tower Marking Rules

Idaho Governor Butch Otter
(Courtesy Idaho Governor's
A new law in Idaho makes clear that amateur radio and CB towers are exempted from another state law that requires all guyed towers to be "lighted, marked and painted and otherwise constructed to be visible in clear air during daylight hours from a distance of not less than 2000 feet." According to the ARRL Letter, the original law exempted some telecommunications towers, and the new law signed April 1 by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter specifically defines amateur radio and CB towers as among those exempted from the earlier law's provisions. All towers, of course, continue to be subject to FCC and FAA requirements.