In a message dated 1/20/2007 11:11:35 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 03:25:36 -0600
From: "rca" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TowerTalk] tower at airport
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I want to put up a 60 foot tower at 32:47:30.797 N, 98:03:28.370. This is
1800 feet northeast of runway 13/31 at the Mineral Wells, Texas airport
(KMWL). The airport manager, K5MWL, told me that where I am located anything
75 feet in height would be 'no problem'. I am concerned about the FCC rule
about 1 foot of height for every 100 feet from the airport. I don't want to
invest time and money into the installation only to have the FAA/FCC tell me
later that I am in violation.
The way I read the FCC rule in Part 17 (17.6) of 47 CFR, I need to notify
the FAA and possibly get a waiver from them to present to the FCC. I don't
fully understand all this. Can anyone tell me what I need to do?
Richard Allen, W5SXD
You can check here:
to see if your tower will exceed the requirements in Part 17. If it does,
you will have to submit a form to do an FAA study and they will determine what
obstruction markings (painting and lighting) will be required, if any.
Don / KW7R
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