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    How to locate local TV broadcast towers (Please read before posting)


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      The following links will help you find broadcast tower locations and station information. They are also useful in choosing the correct antenna for your location.
      TV Fool
      AntennaWeb
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      Antennapoint.com - Antenna Locator
      The information listed in these websites is not always 100% correct. You can also contact your local county engineer for the information needed in aiming your DTV antenna.

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      One note about TVFool. I've received a few PMs asking where to click on to check approximate distance from broadcast towers. The link is labled as "Click Here" on the main page of TVFool which is shown in the picture below:




      Clicking on that link will bring you to the TVFool Signal Locator where you can enter your address and receive a detailed analysis of which digital channels are in UHF or VHF frequencies, a list of available Digital TV channels (sorted by strongest to weakest in range), and azimuth.

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      Also note that "county engineers" only exist in places with extensive translator networks, such as much of rural Utah.

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      YMMV for all locations.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Trip View Post
      Also note that "county engineers" only exist in places with extensive translator networks, such as much of rural Utah.

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      County engineers are in every county in the US. It's part of the governing body and has nothing to do with translators. Maintaining the translators just happens to fall under their jurisdiction.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 1inxs View Post
      County engineers are in every county in the US. It's part of the governing body and has nothing to do with translators. Maintaining the translators just happens to fall under their jurisdiction.
      I remember us getting stuck on this the last time with no final answer. 1inxs, I just tried searching the net for a list of county engineers and didn't find any reference pages. I'll keep looking.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aaron62 View Post
      I remember us getting stuck on this the last time with no final answer. 1inxs, I just tried searching the net for a list of county engineers and couldn't find anything. I'll keep looking.
      What County are you in?

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      Quote Originally Posted by 1inxs View Post
      County engineers are in every county in the US. It's part of the governing body and has nothing to do with translators. Maintaining the translators just happens to fall under their jurisdiction.
      I checked my county's website and did not see one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Trip View Post
      I checked my county's website and did not see one.

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      That's where you would call Charlotte County Permits. They can answer most questions and direct you to the proper person if they don't have an answer. They aren't required by law to update the FCC information.
      A zoning permit is required for all new construction (commercial, agricultural, & residential), additions (including decks, porches, and garages), mobile homes, telecommunication towers, and swimming pools in Charlotte County. The purpose of the zoning permit is to insure that all proposed projects meet the requirements specified in Charlotte County's zoning ordinance.

     

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