New FAA regulations regarding towers under 200 ft

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2AI, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. W2AI

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  2. NK7Z

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  3. KA0HCP

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    No change to what has previously been posted, 'cussed and discussed. No mandatory action by radio amateurs.

    "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"
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  4. NL7W

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    Thanks for posting, W2AI.
    At work, I manage several towers just under 200 feet for a local gov't. It's likely time to reevaluate my tower reporting position.
    I'll be looking into this later today and tomorrow.
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  5. KS2G

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    This is OLD NEWS and is not of concern to Amateur Radio, as noted in an ARRL article posted last October that says:

    "...Section 576 of the large 2018 FAA reauthorization now requires that the only towers less than 200 feet tall that have to be painted and lighted are meteorological aids and those within the glide slope of an airport or heliport." [emphasis added]


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  6. KF5FEI

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    Oh, I thought it was for the Amazon delivery drones and flying taxi cabs.
  7. WJ4U

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    Coming to a town near you

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  8. KK5JY

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    Yes, but when is it coming to my garage??
  9. WZ7U

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    You want a taxi in your garage?
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  10. W4HWD

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    Some of us aren’t fortunate enough in land or wallet to have tower “problems”...:(
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