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It comes down to one man’s hobby versus his neighbors’ views.A ham radio tower stands above Richard Factor’s Sedona home. Neighbors have complained to the city, claiming the tower is an eyesore and possibly dangerous. Factor claims he has gone through all restrictions on the tower and antenna and that his tower is not in any violation.

Last year, Sedona resident Richard Factor obtained a city building permit to install a ham radio tower in the backyard of his Soldier Pass Road home. The tower stands 59 feet, 9 inches and atop is a 40-foot-wide antenna.

Sedona city code states that if an antenna is more than 60 feet high, the owner must obtain a conditional use permit. This includes neighbors being notified and it going before the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission for possible approval.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 12, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.

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  • Bill

    This ham radio tower is a blight on the community. Not only should Soldier Pass residents be up in airs but the entire community is at risk of having these ugly, landscape eyesores popping up all over. The City of Sedona should be held accountable and owner should take it down. There are ham applications on the internet.

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