Yeah, Ed, I'm well aware of this little
trip up. I have a 375' tower with the old lighting and can't
upgrade it, but the tower I want to change is 500' and already
has the 2 beacons in the middle. 4 out of 6 of the side lights are
burned out right now, and I was just trying to figure out how hard
it would be to just turn them off.
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
On 5/2/2018 9:08 AM, Ed Trombley wrote:
If you have an
existing tower you can request Bird lighting from the FAA by
filing a FAA7460.
But... if you have
an existing tower you need to do a little research. Several
of our clients have dug a big hole and then jumped in. If
you have an old tower with an old lighting standard you will
be required to up grade to the new standard. Here is an
An old 390 foot
tower has an old lighting standard on it. One beacon on top
and two levels of side marker lights at 1/3 and 2/3 of the
height. The tower can keep the old standard until they file
for a change, like bird lighting. So the station asks for
bird lighting and discovers...
They can turn off
the side marker lights but any tower over 350 feet has a
beacon on top and TWO in the middle half way up. Ouch! They
have to buy two expensive lights and wire them! Then they
discover the skinny underrated erector set (windcharger)
tower can't support that much extra load. So much for
saving the electricity of a few side marker lights when
everything turns to junk.
Look then jump!
On 5/1/2018 7:04 PM, Gregg Richwine
Oh, no. You can't just
turn them off!
You have to get FAA
approval, then you have to have your FCC license modified so
the Tower Lighting section of the license reflects what