Club Members Speak at Ouray County Planning Meeting

Club members Randy Cassingham, KØRCC, and Dave Casler, KEØOG, with very little notice, spoke at a Ouray County Planning Commission workshop meeting on Tuesday, July 7th. They were there in response to a proposal that would require a $1000 application fee to put up a tower—any tower. The meeting was reported on page 3 of the July 9 – July 15 issue of the Ouray County Plaindealer, shown below. The bigger issue being addressed by the commission is the proliferation of cell phone towers in Ouray County; Cassingham and Casler were there to persuade them not to extend complex cell tower regulations, especially permit fees, to amateur radio towers.

In addition to the meeting, Cassingham and Casler had a good conversation with Ouray County Emergency Manager Glenn Boyd regarding including amateur radio in the Ouray County Emergency Operations Center. Cassingham already works closely with Ouray County on communications matters that extend beyond amateur radio.

The Ouray County Planning Commission held a workshop on Tuesday, 7 July 15, at which MARC club members Randy Cassingham and Dave Casler spoke.

The Ouray County Planning Commission held a workshop on Tuesday, 7 July 15, at which MARC club members Randy Cassingham and Dave Casler spoke.

About Dave Casler, KEØOG (Webmaster)

Ham radio operator for over 40 years, Dave Casler holds Amateur Extra class call sign KEØOG. He is the webmaster for the Montrose Amateur Radio Club and is happy to receive articles and photos from club members. Dave enjoys HF SSB ragchewing, PSK-31, APRS, and software-defined radio (SDR).
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