what is the Fcc reg # that regulates where you can and where you cant have a Dish? Thanx.
What is the problem specifically?
But he could buy one of those "flat coax" cables and run it under the door or window .One thing they could get you on is, how do you get the cabling from the dish inside to your unit ? If they say "no holes drilled", they are completely within their rights.
A dish mounted on a tripod on your patio will be allowed and the FCC will side with you if you push the issue. Why does the management care if people do the same ? If they think people will be getting dishes installed on the roof, they're wrong. That's most likely NOT allowed and the FCC won't help them there.
One thing they could get you on is, how do you get the cabling from the dish inside to your unit ? If they say "no holes drilled", they are completely within their rights.
I own an apartment building and wish I would get free tv... everyone is allowed to put a dish on our roof or balconys as long as it's non penetrating roof mount or a skid. A few years ago we just about threw a Be** installer off the roof for not getting my permission, didn't sign the saftey waiver, was scratching the roof with the ladder and trying to drill into the roof! They've since change the policy about getting landlord permissions before starting work.
On the surface, this sounds like a great idea for the renters.If apartments really don't want dishes everywhere, like many look, they should put appropriate dishes on the roof for each service and drop a line for whichever apartment wants that service.
On the surface, this sounds like a great idea for the renters.
Installers would love it!
The renter calls up Dish, who brings out a receiver and plugs it into the wall, and they're done!
I sat down with a buddy who owns several small apartment buildings recently, for a brainstorming session on just how to do this.
Many of the residents would want International, and of course you'd also need Hi Def.
So, for Dish Network, that's four satellite dishes.
Then there is liability for signal outages... who does the customer call?
Turned out, it would cost quite a bit of money for hardware, not to mention the expense running all the cables.
Support for the dual-tuner receivers complicated the matter, even more.
And this was just for Dish Network.
We never even considered DirecTV.
So, the idea was dropped.
I went to a apt. complex the other day for a install since they only offer dish but they would not let me install it because some company they have a contract with is only allowed to install it and that company is ripping off these old people they do not allow them to get the receivers from dish they have to lease them from them and they charge a $300 deposit for a 625 telling them they cost $475 each
OTARD said:Q: What types of restrictions are prohibited?
A: The rule prohibits restrictions that impair a person's ability to install, maintain, or use an antenna covered by the rule. The rule applies to state or local laws or regulations, including zoning, land-use or building regulations, private covenants, homeowners' association rules, condominium or cooperative association restrictions, lease restrictions, or similar restrictions on property within the exclusive use or control of the antenna user where the user has an ownership or leasehold interest in the property. A restriction impairs if it: (1) unreasonably delays or prevents use of; (2) unreasonably increases the cost of; or (3) precludes a person from receiving or transmitting an acceptable quality signal from an antenna covered under the rule. The rule does not prohibit legitimate safety restrictions or restrictions designed to preserve designated or eligible historic or prehistoric properties, provided the restriction is no more burdensome than necessary to accomplish the safety or preservation purpose.
Q: What types of restrictions unreasonably delay or prevent viewers from using an antenna? Can an antenna user be required to obtain prior approval before installing his antenna?
A: A local restriction that prohibits all antennas would prevent viewers from receiving signals, and is prohibited by the Commission's rule. Procedural requirements can also unreasonably delay installation, maintenance or use of an antenna covered by this rule. For example, local regulations that require a person to obtain a permit or approval prior to installation create unreasonable delay and are generally prohibited. Permits or prior approval necessary to serve a legitimate safety or historic preservation purpose may be permissible. Although a simple notification process might be permissible, such a process cannot be used as a prior approval requirement and may not delay or increase the cost of installation. The burden is on the association to show that a notification process does not violate our rule.
Q: What is an unreasonable expense?
A: Any requirement to pay a fee to the local authority for a permit to be allowed to install an antenna would be unreasonable because such permits are generally prohibited. It may also be unreasonable for a local government, community association or landlord to require a viewer to incur additional costs associated with installation. Things to consider in determining the reasonableness of any costs imposed include: (1) the cost of the equipment and services, and (2) whether there are similar requirements for comparable objects, such as air conditioning units or trash receptacles. For example, restrictions cannot require that expensive landscaping screen relatively unobtrusive DBS antennas. A requirement to paint an antenna so that it blends into the background against which it is mounted would likely be acceptable, provided it will not interfere with reception or impose unreasonable costs.
I'm curious. What kind of laws regarding satellite placement do they have where you are? Here they have the FCC rules which state you cannot be outright prevented from having a dish, but depending on the circumstance, reasonable restrictions may apply. Do they have anything similar up there in America's hat?