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Old 11-05-2007, 1:14 PM
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I was wondering if there is any place to find out information about radio towers. I always see several out driving around and wondered if there is a resource somewhere that you could find out who owns it, what it is for, what it broadcasts, and maybe even what frequencies. Anyone ever heard or seen anything like this?
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Old 11-05-2007, 1:24 PM
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I know what some of the towers around town are for but haven't seen any resource showing what every tower is for.

I mostly know that TV station towers, amateur radio towers, etc but not every tower.

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http://www.antennasearch.com/
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Here is the FCC database of towers.

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrS...tionSearch.jsp

You can search by many things like Tower owner, Location by Town or Coordinates.

here is another one they say is for Cellular phones but it shows all towers.

http://www.cellreception.com/towers/

One thing to keep in mind is not all towers will be in these databases.
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Antenna towers over a certain height are shown on the AirNav navigational maps. These are the navigational maps that contain Restriced Areas for both civillan and commercial aircraft. I believe the MSL is noted and any beacon information.
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go out to a small airport near you and find the fixed base operator. ask him if he has an old sectional map for your area and he will probably give it to you. If he probably has up date for sale. All of the towers will be shown.
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Anything for Canada like this?
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Thanks a lot for the links and info!!!
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Anything for Canada like this?
Yes, Industry Canada has a similar search engine
http://apollo.ic.gc.ca/pls/eng_alpha...raphical_input
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There is a such a thing for So. Cal, don't know about other areas.
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I was wondering if there is any place to find out information about radio towers. I always see several out driving around and wondered if there is a resource somewhere that you could find out who owns it, what it is for, what it broadcasts, and maybe even what frequencies. Anyone ever heard or seen anything like this?
Visit: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...chAdvanced.jsp

Select a state and a city and or zip from those pop-down lists.

Next, below, check "Active" for License status.

Next selected a date range.

Next select 100 results per page.

Next select search.

The resulting page will list licenses. Pick one. It will take you to a detail page for the license. Up near the top is a link, "map license" click it and you can see all the antennas for that license. You can also show streets, street names, county boundries, range, zoom in or out to get a clearer picture of the area.

Definitely takes practice.

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go out to a small airport near you and find the fixed base operator. ask him if he has an old sectional map for your area and he will probably give it to you. If he probably has up date for sale. All of the towers will be shown.

Only towers registered with the FAA will be shown.

The best source I have found (And what do I know, I only own towers)
is www.antennasearch.com

Not only does that pickup on FCC registered towers, it also shows FAA
clearance applications, and tower that were cleared for FAA but not
registered with the FCC.

It also shows radio licenses, which can be a lot of the shorter unregistered
towers.
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