Originally Posted by BamaScan
There is a radio tower in South Alabama that is 230 feet tall and has no working light on it. Over 200 feet they must have a working light. Not to get on the soap box or move this topic to the tavern but the FCC has become slimed down and enforcement is getting less.
The Code of Federal Regulations states that:
47 CFR 17.21 - Painting and lighting, when required.
(b) The Commission may modify the above requirement for painting and/or lighting of antenna structures, when it is shown by the applicant that the absence of such marking would not impair the safety of air navigation, or that a lesser marking requirement would insure the safety thereof.
Perhaps due to the terrain, etc. they were able to get a waiver?
Also, in the RR database, the two agencies I work for both have narrowbanded licenses, but the database doesn't reflect that. The FCC license does though. It largely became a moot point anyways as the VHF stuff up here in Madison Co. is mostly backup these days and sees very little use.