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[TowerTalk] NY Times Antenna Article

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Subject: [TowerTalk] NY Times Antenna Article
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 18:44:55, -0500
The New York Sunday Times Magazine (March 2, 1997) has a great 
antenna article.

In short:

The Fordham University FM radio station, WFUV, was instructed to 
elevate their antenna to protect the locals from the harmful effects 
of RF radiation.
After a prolonged site search they chose a corner of the campus for 
their 480 foot tower.
All necessary approvals were secured and construction proceeded.
As the tower approached the 200 foot mark, it was noticed by the 
ladies of the adjacent
New York Botanical Garden.
Horrors!!! as one gazes over the petunias, there is this very ugly 
antenna thing.....take it down and irradiate the locals!!
The ladies had construction halted and an ugly court battle followed.

To add to the chuckles, WFUV is part of the National Public Radio 

The author wants to see the tower completed as a lasting symbol to 
"Chicken little"

Read the article if you can get your hands on it.

73, Jim WB2TPS

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