New FAA regulations require towers under 200′ to be marked

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0IW, Jul 13, 2019.

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  1. K3BR

    K3BR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look how the windmills ruined the land. Everywhere.
    N1DQQ, KF4ZKU, K0PV and 6 others like this.
  2. WB9YZU

    WB9YZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I get the frustration, but the FAA didn't do anything because he wasn't doing anything illegal.
    He was in uncontrolled airspace and not near any crowds.

    Next time he flies by, get the N number of his plane and look it up; then go have a cup of coffee with the pilot and explain your issue.
    He probably doesn't even know he's causing you anguish.

    Unlike licence plates on cars, N numbers are open records; just put the N number in Google and let it do it's thing.
    WK0DX, N1DQQ, W2KS and 5 others like this.
  3. N0YPD

    N0YPD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I agree wholeheartedly. They have alot,and still putting more up in my part of the country. I think these huge wind towers are corrupting the country side.
    N1DQQ, KI7HSB, AE5GT and 1 other person like this.
  4. KA2K

    KA2K XML Subscriber QRZ Page

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  5. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    If your tower will be adjacent to your house or any of the other buildings that I see via Google Earth on your property, there's no reason you cannot go higher than 50 feet --but less than 200 feet-- with no requirement for marking or registration.

    "According to the Act, the term “covered tower” does not include any structure that is adjacent to a house, barn, or other building, and “is within the curtilage of a farmstead or adjacent to another building or visible structure.”

  6. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    How does unvetted stuff like this continue to be posted as "news"? The news forum on QRZ is a joke...
    KG5VK, K0UO, AC0OB and 1 other person like this.
  7. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...let go with a volley from the paint gun. He'll get the message.
  8. KK5JY

    KK5JY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, not exactly:

    91.119 Minimum safe altitudes; general Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

    (a) Anywhere – An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

    (b) Over congested areas – Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open-air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.

    (c) Over other than congested areas – An altitude of 500 feet above the surface except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In that case, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure. ...
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  9. W6KCS

    W6KCS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, not exactly...

    § 137.49
    Operations over other than congested areas.
    Notwithstanding part 91 of this chapter, during the actual dispensing operation, including approaches, departures, and turnarounds reasonably necessary for the operation, an aircraft may be operated over other than congested areas below 500 feet above the surface and closer than 500 feet to persons, vessels, vehicles, and structures, if the operations are conducted without creating a hazard to persons or property on the surface.
    WK0DX, N1DQQ, KI7HSB and 1 other person like this.
  10. KM5VI

    KM5VI XML Subscriber QRZ Page


    When will the database be up and running?

    The 2018 FAA Reauthorization requires the database be accessible to aerial applicators by October 2019. NAAA is working closely with the FAA to ensure they meet this deadline, and to ensure the database will be a practical and user-friendly tool.

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