[rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 28 20:17:05 CDT 2007

>From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
>Date: 2007/07/28 Sat PM 01:07:36 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis


>BTW, I've never even been to Poughkeepsie, the closest I got was Glenn's
>Falls. (To see an IBM check sorter).

I drove through Poughkipsie last weekend and noticed what appears to be the highest antenna I've ever seen! It was atop a 100-150 foot tower on top of the highest mountain in the area - anyone know what it was? The guy wire array must have been staggering...

I always wish I'd seen the AT&T antenna farm here in Hopewell, NJ - they had a sideband service that connected mariners with landlines for exorbitant rates, and they were driven out of business by cell phones (for close-in phone service) and satellite (for wide-open seas coverage).... From what I heard it was quite impressive - massive 160 Meter half-wave dipoles strung on telephone poles on the hill tops...


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