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Technical Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: pirateswl on February 13, 2017, 2225 UTC

Title: WRKL Antenna Tower Collapsed Today 2/13/17
Post by: pirateswl on February 13, 2017, 2225 UTC
Today we had extremely high winds here in New York. Unfortunately one of WRKL's Antenna Towers collapsed during the storm. The tower had been leaning a little bit for the past several months after one of the guy wires snapped. No one was injured in the collapse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRKL & http://wrkl.org/

(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u361/PirateSWL/image_zpswbghbjka.jpeg)

(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u361/PirateSWL/image_zpsilf5lf98.jpeg)

(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u361/PirateSWL/image_zpsdmpnsblm.jpeg)

(http://wrkl.org/images/towers.jpg)
Title: Re: WRKL Antenna Tower Collapsed Today 2/13/17
Post by: redhat on February 14, 2017, 1321 UTC
It looks as if they've let the maintenance go for a long time.  There is a second tower that doesn't look long for this world either.

The station has run ethnic/polish format (I'll spare you the jokes) and in my experience, the ethnic guys usually don't maintain stuff very well.

Sad.

+-RH