Some Towers under 200’ now need to be marked

Some points from the news article. Communications towers have the option is the key for you WISP friends.

New FAA regulations require landowners to mark any towers between 50′ and 200′ on their property, as well as include the towers in a new database the FAA is developing.

The new requirements are due to provisions in the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Under the provisions in these laws, meteorological evaluation towers (METs) meeting the requirements stipulated in the bills must be both marked and logged in to the FAA database. Communication towers of the same size have the option to be either be marked or logged in the FAA database.

https://generalaviationnews.com/2019/07/08/new-faa-regulations-require-towers-under-200-to-be-marked/

Tower Climb items you never have enough of

If you are like me you get to a tower site and don’t have enough Carabiners, or don’t have enough rope.  You make a mental note to order more, but after a long day you forget, that is until you are at the tower site the next time. So I have compiled a list, with the help of the Folks at toweroneinc.com, of things you don’t can’t have enough of.

Carbiners
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/connectors

Gloves – I am always needing a decent pair of gloves
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/clothing/gloves

Eye Protection
I did a blog post on the MTIN blog awhile back on the Skullerz. https://www.mtin.net/blog/skullerz-first-looks/

Tool Lanyards – These are now required to be OSHA compliant
Check out a post on TowerOne about Lanyards. https://toweroneinc.com/blogs/news/ansi-121-2018-tool-lanyards
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/tool-lanyard 

FlashlightFlashlights – Get a couple of rechargeable flashlights and a Headlamp
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/flashlights
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/headlamps

Pulleys – How many times have you not had enough pulleys to rig the tower for mximum effectiveness?
https://toweroneinc.com/collections/pulleys

These are just a few of the things I always forget to buy the next day because I didn’t have them.  I am hoping this list will help you.

PTp550 Throughput with RF elements horns

Distance:5.03 Miles
Downlink RSSI: -59
ChannelWidth: 40MHZ
DownlinkSNR:33bB
Antennas: RF elements Ultra Horns
Downlink Ratio set to 75/25

Question: Why are you not using channel bonding? 
A)Having some reliability issues with channel bonding at the moment on the 550 platform.

Question: What was the link like before the horns?
Check out this previous post. (pictures are screwed up for now): http://www.mtin.net/blog/the-addition-of-rf-elements-horns-to-a-ptp550-link/