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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower lighting
From: (Leikhim, Joe)
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 00:07:28 -0400
So if I light up my tiny 89 foot tower with an auto tail light just to 
be on the safe side because of low flying helicopters and military 
jocks, and years go by without anyone hitting the tower and then some 
errant pilot finally augers into my back yard, the government will turn 
on me for using improper equipment?

I hope this is not true.

>Bottom line, if your tower installation requires lighting, you are
>legally required to use the FAA approved lighting fixtures. If it 
>doesn't require lighting, and you want to light it anyway, you are 
>legally required to use FAA approved lighting fixtures.

>Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
> This brings up an interesting question.  Someone suggested the small lights
> in QST awhile back and the QST columnist stated the same thing, that even
> if you aren't required to use lights, any lights you use must meet FAA
> standards.

Joe Leikhim

"tv dinner by the pool, 
i'm so glad i finished school" -F.Zappa 1967

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