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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Climbing radio masts - advice? (Viewed 697 times)
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Re: Climbing radio masts - advice?
< Reply # 20 on 10/30/2017 7:35 PM >
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I see. So, what about cell towers? Radiation-wise, are they safer to climb or is it the same deal as AM/FM?




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Re: Climbing radio masts - advice?
< Reply # 21 on 10/30/2017 7:48 PM >
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I see. So, what about cell towers? Radiation-wise, are they safer to climb or is it the same deal as AM/FM?


Less wattage and operating at in less hazardous frequency range however...
Stay away from the antenna arrays.





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Will do. I'll have to practice a lot before I actually do this, if ever. Thanks for the advice.




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Re: Climbing radio masts - advice?
< Reply # 23 on 10/31/2017 8:37 PM >
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Avoid broadcast towers. Even though the FCC mandated that analog TV get replaced with digital and to cut the power output in half, there's still a lot of power going out of the antenna. Channels 2-6 are allowed 46 kW and Channels 7-13 are allowed 160 kW.

FM stations can put out up to 100 kW (actual power varies based on the stations license).

AM station tend to be 50 Kw or less. Some stations are daylight only and go off the air at night. Only a few stations are designated "clear channel" stations that are allowed to broadcast 50 kW 24 hours a day.

Sometimes you can be up pretty high and not be near an antenna.

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Yup, thanks for this, did some research a couple weeks ago and found out that it is a clear channel site that broadcasts at 50kw a day am. Definitely not climbing it now that I know this information.

Stay safe guys!




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