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[aprssig] bad PHG, or lots of big towers?

Larry Cerney lcerney at viawest.net
Tue Dec 14 18:04:19 UTC 2004


Gerry, et al;

Here in Colorado, and more specifically Denver, we have digi's located on
mountaintops.  The closest digi to me is N0WBW-4 located on Thorodin Mt. at
10,415 feet.  My location is at 5,560 feet.  The difference is 4,855 feet.
So, it looks to me and most other stations that the digi is sitting on a
nearly 5,000-foot tower.

I sure that this same situation is found in a lot of locations around the
West, and other parts of the world as well.  Who wouldn't want to put a digi
on a mountaintop?


Larry
K0ANI

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." 
--Albert Einstein 

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Gerry Creager n5jxs
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:39 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] bad PHG, or lots of big towers?

We can wander off into a number of discussions here.  I suspect there 
are more than 180 towers in the world over 2k feet.  That's actual 
Height Above Ground at the tower base.  So: What's the Height Above 
Average Terrain?  That is, in my opinion, the height that should be 
advertised.







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