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RE: Tower lighting

There is another much shorter tower on the property that was not evident
during my moonlit bike ride, but was apparent on my daytime cycle janut...
there is a _shorter_ tower that I would place a short distance northeasterly
of the northeasterly corner tower of the rectangle mentioned... it looked as
if there were three (?) FM bays on the top. I'm not certain if this is a
"parasitic" sort of tower for PJB... Kind of strange for being in such a
sparsely pouplated area.

There was evidence of  many different tower bases, guy anchors across the
property, looking from the driveway which approaches from the southerly
direction. Ground wires everywhere...  I shot some video on 8mm of the site
and of the studio building on the northerly part of town and also took
stills as well. Later, when I get home, I intend to develop the film and
scan the photos. Whoever would like a copy of the photos or video, let me

Sign me: Tired from all that biking...

RF Burns, aka Ron
Bonaire, N.A. (leaving today)

PS Scott,

I'll do a FM band scan and let you about the FMs, I've forgotten to do

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Scott D Fybush [SMTP:fybush@world.std.com]
> Sent:	Sunday, April 23, 2000 10:20 PM
> To:	bri@bostonradio.org
> Subject:	Re: Tower lighting
> So PJB is now running just four towers?
> When I was there in 1996 (shouldn't every honeymoon include a
> visit to a 500 kW MW station?), the shortwave installation was
> gone -- antennas had recently been dismantled and the transmitter 
> room was empty, awaiting conversion into a power plant.
> The MW side was still running 500 kW, though, but with *five* 
> towers -- and here's the thing:
> Only the center (tallest) tower, which by Ron's description sounds 
> like the one that's gone, was actually fed directly from the
> transmitter.
> The outer four towers, which at that time were arrayed in a sort of 
> flattened parallelogram (from the road to the west, it looked like
> a line of five in a row) running roughly N-S, were simply taken
> in and out of phase as needed to attenuate the signal in 
> undesirable directions -- or detuned altogether to create
> an ND pattern.  But they had no direct RF connection to the
> transmitter; it was all done passively.
> [At least, I *think* that was the explanation, unless I'd had
> one too many Amstels!]
> I wonder if the current four are new, or if they simply rewired the 
> old ones?
> Hey Ron, Bob Bittner told me a few weeks back that there were now
> six FMs on Bonaire.  When I visited there were just three (94.7,
> 101.1, 102.7) -- what's been added?
> -s (no luck hearing WCCM here, either...)