It seems that whenever I put up a tower BIG or small the folks want me to
fix all the TVs. Suggest you be nice -- and show them you are not
transmitting. Might even offer a cup of coffee and Do-Nut. But do not get
trapped into fixing a problem that is not yours.
From: Paul Finch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Tower Talk <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 6:01 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] TVI
>Hello Tower Talk,
>I have just put up a 500 foot tower on my property in Texas and I need some
>positive reinforcement on a problem I am having with a neighbor.
>Even before the first transmitter was installed, two neighbors were
>complaining about their TV reception on channel 4, 5 and a couple of the
>channels. These channels have a significant amount of snow a various
>in the picture.
>I have been in radio for almost 30 years and before that TV and have never
>heard of this happening before because of a tower nearby.
>The neighbors house is 700 feet from the base of the tower. My tower is 90
>degrees north from the path of the TV transmitters (TV antennas 55 miles to
>the East Southeast).
>This is the first time I have actually owned a tower of this size but have
>worked for a communications company that had four towers ranging from 240
>I used to see this kind of problem with poor antenna installations and
>sunspot activity, but never from any kind of reflection off a large metal
>structure like a tower especially one not in the direct near field path of
>the transmitted signal.
>I guess what I would like to hear is if any of the subscribers here may
>had this problem happen before and what if anything can be done to remedy
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