ersmar at comcast.net
Mon Nov 21 11:27:25 EST 2005
Thanks for the very interesting photo, which raises a few questions:
1. What are the pairs of loops at the base? Torroidal transformers for the feedlines?
2. Is that a pier-pin base at the narrow/waist of the two insulators? Or is it a solid casting? If pier-pin, how far up the tower is the first guy point? Or are the castings locked together somehow?
Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks
Gene Smar AD3F
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> -----Original Message-----
> Medium wave bc stations routinely rely on their radial system for lighting
> protection (among other things). A pair of electrodes with a roughly 1/2
> inch air gap is a standard component on their towers, one side bonded to the
> hot tower; the other on the base which is bonded to 4 to 6 inch wide cu
> straps going down the exposed sides of the base pier to the counterpoise
> screen and radials.
> 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
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