Please no flames, but isn't always birds hitting 1,000 foot towers.
Since the mid-1950s south west of Dallas (City of Cedar Hill, a.k.a. the
"City of Towers") in an area known as "Tower Hill" nearly all of the
Dallas/Fort Worth television and radio stations have had 1,000-2,000
foot towers supported with probably enough guy wire, rather cable, to
encircle the globe (just kidding) but there is still a lot of guy cable
in the air down there. Cedar Hill, according to the Chamber of Commerce
is the highest point between the Red River and the Gulf of Mexico.
The towers are marked on every aviation chart I've ever seen, but still
both military and civilian pilots manage to hit the guy cables
periodically. The last one to hit it were a couple naval reservists as
I recall a few years back in an F-4 Phantom.
Also an interesting web site were a lot of cities have their ordinances,
building codes, etc. on line is at
"Darrel J. Van Buer" wrote:
> Remember, we're not talking ham towers, we're talking about those
> thousand-foot guyed and lighted monsters.
> It still sounds like a lot, but it would be scattered over a few acres
> of guy field. At night, it would be nearly invisible and to a "bird
> brain" there couldn't be anything that tall. The big hazard is
> alarmists applying occasional big tower events to everything taller than
> a tree.
> WOØW wrote
> 10,000 at one site in a single night? That number discredits the
> report, in my opinion. Think of the pile of that many dead birds.
> Ever find a victim under your tower?
> Darrel J. Van Buer, AK6I
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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