A new topic ...
Recently the NEW EIA "specs" have been mentioned on here with
a MAJOR change being the "Copper NO NO" "Galvanized GOOD GOOD"
While out working in the antenna farm (means sitting on a riding
mower and thinking "Field of ANTENNA Dreams") and pondering where
to bury more COPPER radials ... I had a question cross my mind ...
What are ALL the COMMERCIAL Broadcast type stations (say AM type)
going to do now in light of the NEW specs ?
They as a rule use the "120 radials+ at 0.4w" type ground systems, ones
made of COPPER no less, I would assume (dangerous word). With 120
radials, the radials HAVE to pass by the anchors VERY CLOSE ....
So in the future will their 'ground systems' be galvanized also now ?
EIA sure rhymes with EPA ... Someone in the know please tell us
what is going on with this please ...
Or will we someday have a "spec" that states: "Towers can NO longer
be installed UP, as they "might" fall DOWN .... therefore install
the structures in the DOWN position to be 100% SAFE."
73 Billy AA4NU firstname.lastname@example.org
PS ... Sad to report, rumor is my pink flamingo is no longer, the
wasps filled it's head, the moles ate it's feet. If I had then
ONLY known to point it's beak TRUE NORTH ... alas alas alas ...
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