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Ethernet and FM broadcast site

Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:55 am

One of the tower sites I own I have a broadcaster that wants to install a FM transmitter at 30kw (erp 75-80kw) on a 100' tower. Most of our gear is between 25-40feet with 3 radios at the top. They've offered more $$$ for their lease then WISP income for the site, so....

They want to install their bays between 60-90'. Currently we have home cable runs to the top, but I know that's not going to work once they get on-air. I have 100' roll of 1/2" copper tubing and I'm thinking I could run two runs of shielded double jacket cat5e up to the top through the copper tubing and stick a WS-6-mini up there and be good. Thoughts?

I have a few sites where we're co-located with other FM stations but those sites are all less than 500w with ERP less than 2kw and our normal cable as is has been fine.
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Re: Ethernet and FM broadcast site

Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:40 pm

My crystal ball is broken but sounds like it should work?
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Re: Ethernet and FM broadcast site

Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:27 pm

We're all installed and I hope for the best! :thumbsup:

Even decided to use the copper tubing for our ground run and stuck the mini in a metal box with the copper bonded to it. The station is suppose to be on the air by the end of November, guess we're see once they crank it up.
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