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Fires Threaten Mt. Wilson Radio TV Microwave Towers And Observatory

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Fires Threaten Mt. Wilson Radio TV Microwave Towers And Observatory

Post by Ben Zonia » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 pm

Strange that KNX is mentioned but their tower is not there.

Wonder how many have auxiliaries. Anyone know where? Hollywood Hills?

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Re: Fires Threaten Mt. Wilson Radio TV Microwave Towers And Observatory

Post by k8jd » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:10 pm

Maybe KNX has an FM side and that would be a good place for it. I will have to look that up.
AM transmittrers would not work well on a mountain top for local coverage.
I would worry about deposits on the telescope mirrors from the smoke !!!



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Re: Fires Threaten Mt. Wilson Radio TV Microwave Towers And Observatory

Post by Ben Zonia » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm

KCBS-TV, formerly KNXT, is there. Also KCBS-FM, which was KNX-FM for many years.

Smoke can etch mirrors. They were doing a construction addition at one college, and the Mathematics Deportment Chairman needed space for Summer research. They gave him space in a Science Department Lab which had a lot of sensitive optical instruments. The Professor was a heavy cigar smoker. It was discovered at the beginning of Fall Semester that his cigar smoke had gotten inside of the optical instruments, as well as outside, and done thousands of dollars worth of damage.


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