North Dakota tower

Scott Fybush
Mon Jan 4 15:04:57 EST 2010

Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 14:35:57 -0500, Scott Fybush <> said:
>> I wonder - and should remember to ask some of the tower experts I know 
>> when next I see them - what the maximum practical height would be for a 
>> uniform cross-section guyed steel tower of the KVLY type.
> Don't be shocked if they tell you it's less than 2063'....
> The Warsaw tower was 2121' and it failed.  The KXJB tower was 2060'
> and it failed.  There's not much margin for error in these super-tall
> guyed structures.

Good points.

I wonder, too, if such a super-tall antenna works as well on digital UHF 
as it did on analog VHF? Granted there's not much population directly 
under the antenna, but still the usual UHF low-TPO/high-gain-antenna 
seems to me as though it might still shoot a fair amount of signal over 
the heads of the target audience.

Did the KVLY folks have any comments about their DTV coverage vs. analog?


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