Schnazz is Back; Collage Remains on Hiatus

Some kinks in the plans to move servers, I’m hoping to get things squared away by the end of this month. I’ve updated the media collage galleries with lots of new material…but you can’t get at it until I find a place to put it online. I think it will be worth the wait (although it’s killing me).
Not wanting to keep everything in stasis, regular updates have begun again to the rest of the site. This includes the Schnazz, which features a heavy dose of catch-up news. I especially like the FCC release about its $25,000 fine to A-O Broadcasting for zapping forest rangers with its improperly-mounted antenna on a firewatch tower in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
According to the forfeiture order, the now-defunct station KMTN-FM had its antenna mounted directly to the side of the tower: “the top bay of the antenna was level with the lookout platform.” Licensed to broadcast with 100,000 watts, KMTN was plagued with technical problems and maxed out at 60,000.
And even though the transmitter could only make 40,000 watts on the day the FCC inspected the antenna site, agents recorded electromagnetic field strengths at least three and a half times higher than what is considered safe for human exposure. A footnote in the order hints that the real exposure could have been higher, as at least one of the measurements made by the FCC represented “the maximum value of the [RF field strength] meter” they were using.