Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 1-12-1996 by Ord. No. 615 (Ch. 5, Part 7, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 170.
Zoning — See Ch. 610.

§ 206-1 Electrical disturbances.

A. 
In the absence of adequate enforcement by the Federal Communications Commission, the Borough will take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect its residents from all electrical disturbances caused by ham or CB radio operators.
B. 
No person or business shall conduct or permit any use to be conducted which causes electrical disturbances, except from domestic household appliances, to adversely affect any equipment outside of the property from which the disturbance is being caused.
C. 
The Borough of Collingdale may require an in-line filter on all ham or CB radio equipment and further require that the radio operator or homeowner having the radio therein shall provide the Borough of Collingdale with a certification that the radio and all equipment thereof comply with all applicable Federal Communications Commission regulations, that there are no spurious signal outputs detected, and that the radio has an in-line TVI filter installed.

§ 206-2 Ham or CB radio antenna regulations.

No ham or CB radio antenna shall be erected, constructed, maintained or operated except in conformance with the following regulations:
A. 
In a residence district, business district or industrial distract zone subject to the provisions contained herein, such antenna shall be located only in the rear yard of any lot. The antenna shall be located within five feet from the principal building.
B. 
The height of an antenna shall be restricted by the type and/or class of license obtained by the resident of the subject property. Such height restrictions are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
C. 
While the overall height of the antenna during the operation of the radio system is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission Preemption Order, the Borough will require that the antenna be retracted to a height not to exceed 10 feet above the highest point of the principal building.
D. 
To construct an antenna of any height, the resident or business operator must provide proof of his or her license from the Federal Communications Commission. Additional published documentation from the Federal Communications Commission shall be provided to verify the operator's license class and, therefore, his or her antenna height request.
E. 
All antennas and the construction and installation thereof shall conform to the manufacturer's installation instructions, the BOCA National Building Code and obtain certification from Underwriters Laboratories.
F. 
All antenna shall meet all manufacturer's specifications, shall be of noncombustible and corrosive-resistant material and shall be erected in a secure, wind-resistant manner.
G. 
Every antenna must be adequately grounded for protection against a direct strike of lightning.
H. 
The right to install a ham or CB radio antenna shall run with the licensed operator. Once the licensee no longer resides at the subject property, any antenna shall be removed.
I. 
The Borough of Collingdale may require an in-line filter on all ham or CB radio equipment and further require that the radio operator or homeowner having the radio therein shall provide the Borough of Collingdale with a certification that the radio and all equipment thereof comply with all applicable Federal Communications Commission regulations, that there are no spurious signal outputs detected, and that the radio has an in-line TVI filter installed.

§ 206-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person or business violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine not less than $50 nor more than $1,000. Each day during which this chapter is violated shall be considered a separate offense.