Mount Washington Instrument Tower

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AndyMack on March 29, 2007

This tower was the original one used for FM radio transmission from the mountaintop. It went unused for awhile, but is now back in service since a fire destoyed the transmitter building several years ago. The round 'drum' is a microwave TV relay antenna used by NHPTV, and the three objects at the top are 'radomes' that cover a 3-bay FM radio antenna used by WHOM-FM (auxiliary back-up). The diagonal panels are just ice shields. The tall cylindrical thing in the background was the base for the old WMTW-TV antenna, which was removed when Channel 8 relocated to Poland Springs ME. in 2002.

Keith P. Luke on March 30, 2007

Wonderful insights Andy - thank you!

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  • Uploaded on December 12, 2006
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    by Keith P. Luke
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