For the second time in as many weeks,
there have been complaints fired at Amateur Radio operators over here in NZ.
In the first case, the neighbours of a Ham in Ashburton here, took exception to the 5 aerials owned by the Ham, even though the Ham was living in the area, before the neighbours built next door (on both sides of him).
And they came up with the idea that the Amateur's tower and other aerials MUST be to blame for thier TV Interference and various other Electrical problems and were looking to the local Council to have the offending aerials dismantled.
In the second case, a Radio Ham called the Police after having tresspassers on his property and one of these people, were caught attempting to cut the Guy-wires on his 23m tower.
The people had complained to the Authorities, but had not got the results that they were after, so took things into thier own hands.
The first case ended up in the District Court here and the Judge dismissed the case, saying that the Ham in question had tried to demonstrate that the Interference was not caused by his equipment, however the group of neighbours refuted this.
They also refuted the idea that the passing 220kV lines had anything to do with it either!.
Sure, towers aren't the best looking things around, but hey, in an Emergency and there are no other Communications available, whose going to complain?.
Let's not get down on our Radio Hams, they provide a community service after all.
The point of this thread is, has there been any such similar things, fired at Hams where you are?.