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Re: [TowerTalk] FCC viewing restricting guyed towers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FCC viewing restricting guyed towers
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:58:28 -0500
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>I just received an e-mail form and the FCC is
> considering numerous conservation groups' requests to restrict guyed 
> towers
> height to less than 200 feet.  Check it out,
>   You got until January
> 22, 2007 to submit your comments.

That'd be interesting. I keep seeing references to 200 foot cell towers. 
There are a lot of towers around there with two self supporting 400 footer 
cell towers a little over a mile to the east of me and well within an 
airport area. There's a 293 foot guyed tower closer in but airport proximity 
limits the height.  All three of those are just far enough to the south of 
the approach to runway 06 to be allowed.  At present there are *about* 30 
commercial towers within roughly 15 miles of me. About a third are between 
260 and 300 feet. Most are in the 300 to 350 foot range with several taller 
than the local broadcast station which is 420.  I believe all but about 5 of 
these are cell towers. There's the one broad cast tower just mentioned, and 
several commercial and paging installations. All that and coverage is still 

BTW those two 400 foot cell towers are on the same farm.  The family retired 
just after the second tower went up.  They are "well paid" for the lease of 
those two small parcles of land.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 


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