Benner on Washington: Public Files and Alt-Inspections Redux

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By Ken Benner, CBRE, NCE


I find it amazing how subjects for my columns appear daily. For example, a wall in my office is cluttered with photos of incredible items found during my travels conducting Alternative Radio/TV station inspections over the past couple of decades.

There’s a photo of a meltdown from a failed transmitter site cooling system. Another involves a blown transmission coax from a lightning strike or a severe impedance mismatch. One is a photo of a hole created by a deadly plane crash, the result of hitting a tower. Then there’s the genesis for today’s column — or as my adversaries call it, “merely typing practice.”

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