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AM Ground System Construction Radial Counterpoise
AM Ground Systems Co.
provides high-quality broadcast construction services to stations anywhere in the
US. Whether your project is large or small, our team of experts
can provide the resources and solutions you need to get the job done
right. Our track record for consistency, timely service, and subject
matter expertise make insurmountable tasks possible to overcome.
As the name
implies... We specialize in Evaluating, Repairing, Rebuilding and
New Construction of AM Ground Systems and Elevated Counterpoises. We also do prep work for
MoM (Method of Moments) proofing and general AM Array physical maintenance. We also
design and install FM lightning grounding.
Our multifaceted company
is here to assist by providing a wide range of services at affordable
prices. To speak with an experienced AM Broadcast Engineer, please give
call or email.
COPPER PRICES AT 5 YEAR LOW AND STILL DROPPING
(11/16/2015) Current copper prices (11/2015) are at prices not seen
since the brief dip in 2009 and more importantly long term averages
prior to 2005. China seems to no longer be the driving force
behind the global copper marked and prices have been gradually coming
back down from the historic highs of the past few years.
This is a good thing on several fronts... Scrap prices are down
and hence copper thefts are going down. AND stations needing to
build a new ground system will see some savings on the copper
As copper consumers, we hope that prices will get back down to 2004 levels. The copper investors.... Not so much...
Checkout this chart from InfoMine.com.
It may be warm now but
WINTER is approaching...
Check out our Winter
Weather construction advisory...
The leaves are changing and your CP expires in February... In
Minnesota... Outdoor construction requires certain minimum soil
and weather conditions. These conditions are generally, A. Soil
not frozen, and, B. No frozen precipitation either falling or on
On the Gulf coast these conditions exist all year. In the
northern states, acceptable conditions may disappear as early as November and not thaw until March.
Can a station be built in freezing conditions? Yes... But
the time to construct and costs will be substantially higher AND the
end product will likely not be as robust as if it were built in more
AM Ground Systems Company
specializes in compressed schedule projects and keeps some copper materials stocked for rush or emergency projects.
The FCC does not issue CP extensions for procrastination!
Scammers are currently making MILLIONS
of silent / hangup / abandoned calls to random toll free numbers (OURS
INCLUDED) in a scheme to collect Caller ID Dipping Fees. The volume of calls from some
area codes has necessitated that those area codes be sent directly to
voice mail in order to restore some measure of sanity to our day. The
scammers call from random, spoofed numbers at all hours of the day and
night. They know that most toll free numbers are owned by larger
companies and are answered by automated attendants. Automated
attendants don't mind being awakened at 2am for a few seconds of
silence. They also know that most bigger companies will ignore the
charges for short calls. We try to personally answer each and every
call and provide personal service to each caller. Hence no automated
attendant here. Yet...
This scam originated with telemarketing where fly-by-night telephone
companies would share the CID Dip Fee with telemarketers making
hundreds of thousands of calls per month. Do Not Call lists have
severely limited the calls possible by legal
telemarketers even though the illegal telemarketers ignore the DNC.
Now it seems that the scammers have decided to just collect the dipping
fee without trying to sell something. The calls cost them nothing...
We typically receive 10 or more silent
/ hangup / abandoned calls to our toll free numbers EVERY SINGLE DAY.
If you call our toll free number and are transfered to VM, you may be
in one of those heavy call areas... Please leave a VM. We will
receive your VM and respond ASAP. Additionally, please send an email
to the address above and/or call the local number.
If you have a toll free number and are receiving these silent calls, please join the yahoo group
We are working with the toll free
number providers, PSC, FCC and FTC trying to resolve this scam but
nothing is happening very fast.
Thanks for your patience,
AM Radio Ground Radial Counterpoise Construction, Evaluation and Repair