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Antenna Question

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Old 05-28-2019, 11:01:20 PM
Birken Vogt Birken Vogt is offline
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Hard to imagine what could be wrong with a VHF transmit antenna that could not be fixed with a 4 hour service call by 1 or 2 guys. I suspect red tape may be involved here....
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Default Re: Antenna Question

Following the NOAA link, the Hancock transmitter must either be on a tower badly strained by the ice storm or just a plain rotten tower. That'll take more than a 4 hour service call. I'm sure there is more than a little bureaucratic CYA going on that is stretching things out but it is also nothing to mess around with.

On another note, I don't know about the left coast but in the midwest tower crews are about as scarce as hen's teeth. Between the re-pack of broadcasters, the still wildly growing cellular industry and ever changing regulations & requirements any good crew is impossible to book and even less than great crews are very busy.

That new Midland will be very easy to set up for tornado warning only but as you've said, you have to have a station to listen to. I hope they can get a crew in there soon...........PD
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