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[TowerTalk] Another 2000' tower falls ...

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Another 2000' tower falls ...
From: Joe Subich" < (Joe Subich)
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 97 10:08:12 -0400
The Broadcast Engineering reflector reports another 2000' tower has fallen. 
It looks like this one was weather related. Here is the complete posting, 
I'll try to pass along further details when they become available. 


   ... Joe Subich, W8IK  ex-AD8I


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Date: Sat, 05 Apr 1997 22:14:42 -0700
From: Aaron White <> (by way of - <>)
Subject: [BC] Fargo Tower Collapse

Around 6pm this evening a 2000 foot tower near Fargo, ND collapsed.  The
tower was used by KXJB-TV in Fargo.  No one was on site at the time but a
neighbor reports the entire structure coming down in a matter of seconds.

It has been a bad day in Fargo.  At the moment I have several sites running
on generators due to long term power failures and 3 out of 4 of our FM
facilities are running at reduced power due to severe icing.  In addition
to the worst flooding in over 20 years in the area we got heavy rain all
day (which is now turning to ice and snow) and high winds.  I am just
killing time at the moment between calls to the transmitters.  We are all
hoping the KXJB tower is the only one to come down tonight.

Aaron White                       Fargo, North Dakota                  
Director of Engineering 

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