WDCR-AM 1340

chuckigo@maine.rr.com chuckigo@maine.rr.com
Fri Aug 21 03:09:35 EDT 2009

---- "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote: 
> Looks to be a fairly new tower. For whatever reason, the skirt makes
> the tower electrically very fat. Should be a very broadband
> tower--good for IBOC;>(. Do you know whether the tower is grounded at
> the base? I'd imagine that it would be. Maybe the skirt wires are so
> far from the tower structure in the hope of avoiding problems with the
> skirt wires shorting to the tower structure in wind or ice storms. Do
> you know if that is the reason? Or maybe Dartmouth was thinking of
> leasing space on the tower for purposes other than AM and the spacing
> was made wide to avoid mechanical interference between any added
> antennas and the skirt wires. There appears to be a story here! It
> could be interesting to get "the r-r-r-rest of the story!"

never heard a TOWER ask if "this skirt makes me look fat?" before.  this is a first for me in 30 years of radio.
and just for the sake of discussion - what IS the proper response?  i know i usually "hear a noise outside" whenever my wife asks something similar...

--Chuck Igo

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