Just to fan the waning flames of this thread a touch more...
Take this with a serious dose of salt since I don't know anything about the source, but after I clarified to everyone asking about Art that he was back in the states and has *hinted* there could be something in the future....one of the responses was:
"Yes, he applied for an "antennae permit". But there have been some reports that, that's not really accurate. That in reality the permit he applied for is to build a primary uplink facility in his yard.
He would only need a primary uplink facility to connect to the Sirius/Xm Radiostat satellites.
My money is on Art Bell trying to get on Sirius/XM Radio."
So maybe speculation, bs, or a "Portland Source", but--there you go.