At 03:16 PM 6/19/03 -0600, Mugleston, Brad wrote:
>The suggestion was made to:
>As a visual experiment, you might try temporarily erecting 30 feet of 2x4
>painted white (or heck, 30 feet of PVC pipe, if the day is relatively
>That is a great idea - Wish I would have thought of it. Stick your 30 +
>feet of PVC pipe up in the air and if anyone asks just say your trying to
>make sure it's not visible from the street.
For that matter, you might consider painting the entire antenna, mast and
tower a low-visibility color. If a tree background, a dark grey-brown
would probably be good, or if a sky background. consider a light
grey. Black isn't as good as you might think -- I painted an R-5 black
when we lived in a townhouse, and it stood out even when planted in the
midst of woods! I knew a guy who had a 70-foot tower with a TH-7 on top,
painted dark brown, and it almost disappeared against the tree background
in our covenant-ridden community. The idea is to reduce the contrast with
the background, so YMMV.
Also, as a PR thing, it sure won't hurt to make the point, directly or
indirectly, that you're trying to reduce the visual impact.
73, Pete N4ZR
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