[TowerTalk] Distance from an airport and tower height
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Apr 2 17:37:40 PDT 2010
Cqtestk4xs at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/2/2010 10:55:19 PM Greenwich Standard Time,
> K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net writes:
> Does it line up with any of the runways, do they have any instrument
> approaches, and is it public use?
> We have 360' towers within about 3 miles but not quite in line with 06
> approach at KIKW. They would not have been able to put it another
> 200-300 yards to the NW.
> I am about 45 degrees off the runway. It is privately owned but I believe
> it is public used airport. No instrument approaches.
Paved or sod runway(s)?
If you'd like e-mail me and I'll go over it with you, but in the end, be
it friendly advice, reflector, or web sites, the final authority is the
FAA in relation to the airport. More often than not, if you are more
than 2 miles from the airport AND no more than 20' above the trees they
will tell you to just go ahead. Having said that, there are major
differences between the FSDOs and the way they want to see things done.
We have one ham who is less than a mile from the airport and not far
from being in line with one of the runways, but as his antenna is less
than 20' above the tree tops they told him to go ahead and forget the
paper work, but that was *their* decision in a specific instance in a
specific location in a specific FAA district.
73 and good luck,
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