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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Lighting

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Lighting
From: "Blake Bowers" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:27:03 -0500
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List price is around 100 or so, street price about half that if I remember 
correctly.  Works

They meet FAA standards, but I am not sure what standards you would have
to meet.

They also have real simple and easy monitoring gear also.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Parsons" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1:42 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Lighting

>I have access to a 325' tower for my remote station, and like to assist the 
>tower owner where possible.
> The tower lighting is controlled by a light sensistive switch working a 
> relay which actually controls the lights. The relay controller appears to 
> be home made and did have a large open frame relay in it - until the 
> contacts completely disappeared! (The actual load from the lights is about 
> 1200w on each of two phases.) I replaced the relay with a 30A contactor 
> which I thought was overkill and it was fine for several years, but that 
> is now getting unreliable. Clearly there is a pretty heavy switch on surge 
> with incandescent lamps, but this must be true at all tower sites.
> What do the professionals do? (I suspect the answer to that is spend 
> several thousand dollars with Cutler-Hammer.....)


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