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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #849
                    Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
    Copyright 2008, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  THE RESURRECTION OF THE KFI(AM) TOWER - TAKE TWO
  Another effort is getting underway to reconstruct the
primary KFI(AM) broadcast tower just east of Interstate 5 at
La Mirada, California.  The tower erection crew is back on the
job (including Steve who was injured during the elevated guy
anchor fall in March) and the work has begun.
  Our correspondent, Dino, K6RIX, plans to update the
pictures on his Website regularly.  This will certainly be
a very visible and interesting project to follow and we wish
KFI every success.
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                       LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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  FIELD REPORT FROM LA MIRADA
  Reconstruction of KFI's fallen tower began today (July 28,
2008) with the move-on of equipment and tower hardware.  The
original replacement tower fell during construction on March 18,
2008 when an elevated guy anchor gave way.
  Tower sections are being assembled as additional hardware
arrives this week.  A complete redesign of the north/east elevated
guy anchor (point of failure on March 18, 2008) has been employed
and stacking of tower sections should begin by the end of the
week.
  The tower, when constructed, will be 684' tall with a 50'
diameter top hat for capacitive loading (to make the tower think
it is a bit taller electrically).  This new tower replaces the
original 750' tall tower that was destroyed in 2004 when a light
aircraft crashed into it.
  The pictures of the new tower construction are posted on my
Website (first URL) and will be updated regularly.  You can read
the NTSB (LAX05FA054) findings at the second URL below.
  KFI Tower Construction Photos:
  http://www.k6rix.com/kfi.html
  NTSB Report:
  http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20041227X02035&key=1
  Best of success and safety to all parties involved!
  Dino, K6RIX, dino (at) k6rix.com
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