We had two of them at Miami IFSS at Tamiami Airport. Huge LPs. Dunno the
lowest freq they were cut for. Both on the airport between the two parallel
runways. One was aimed at Swan Island, the other at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
We used them to receive weather from SA for redistribution to the world via
AFTN circuits and retransmitted by our transmitter site southwest of
Tamiami, WBR70. When a light on one of the towers would go out, we had to
issue a NOTAM for it. The central NOTAM office in DC would always modify
the NOTAM.. We'd issue "Top light ots on radio tower 700 ft W of ATCT TMB.
They'd make it 700 ft W of airport. I had a hollering match with one idiot
that wouldn't understand that the tower was on the airport, not west of it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 8:43 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] FAA Log Periodics
> The following was an old query that had been attached to a recent series
> emails regarding Log periodic antennas. The answer about the one near
> Leesburg as being for the FAA is correct, and I was there just in the past
> weeks. Also just last week I noted the same antenna in Albuquerque, NM.
> facility in the NE sector of town. The Sandia's block the view to the
> East, so
> not sure how effective it would be in that direction.
> Norm W4QN
> In a message dated 10/26/2007 6:45:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> on 07 Sep 01 Sat 18:36 steve d said the following:
>> >> I drive a truck part time and came across this
>> >> antenna on Rt. 227 in Leesburg, VA on my trip the past couple days.
>> >> anyone know whos it is and what it is for??? It is a log periodic and
>> >> is
>> >> the largest rotatable antenna I have seen with my own eyes. The main
>> >> for the antenna is made out of triangular tower sectios. It appears
>> >> to
>> >> about 70 - 100' in length, from the perspective I had on it.
>> >> The funny thing is.. I looked it up on google maps. You can
>> >> see the antenna and the shadow it, and the tower it is mounted to,
>> >> cast
>> >> on the land HI. Pretty darn big! (I dont see the two other utility
>> >> in the sat view, they must be new).
>> >> 73,
>> >> Steve, KC8QVO
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