KPFK, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, is being rebuilt.
The first portion of the project is the transmitter site.
The following link menu will guide you to the various portions of the project:
The first part of the project was to install the backup transmitter into the temporary shelter behind the tower. After we finished, it was time to install the backup antenna.
The Shively 6814 antenna
, before assembly
Rusty Hignite doing the assembly
The antenna, fully assembled and ready for installation
Rusty drilling the mounting bracket
Rusty assembling the mounting bracket
The mounting bracket, on it's way up
The Shively 6814 antenna, on it's way up
The antenna about half-way up
At the top, getting set for mounting to the new monopole
Lifting it into place (where's my wrench?)
How about that foot rest?
The view from 170 feet
Looking down past the old antenna and the transmitter building below
The wall of steel, Mt. Wilson Electronic Site, California
The view of the project from 1/4 mile away on Video Road.
The tower with the round lump at the top is the KPFK tower.
Shively 6814 matching transformer, on top of the tower
The new antenna at the top of the KPFK tower.
Looking towards North Hollywood past the STL grid antenna
This is the first set of photos in the series. The next part of the project was to remove all old feedlines, antennas and mounting brackets. After that we added the new four-bay super high power antenna, which was built and tested by Jampro Antenna Company of Sacramento, California. The next part of the project is to rebuild the transmitter building and install the new KPFK transmitter system.
KPFK operates at 90.7 Mhz with 112,000 watts, 5900 feet above sea level and 5600 feet above Los Angeles, California.
For more about Mt. Wilson, check out my pages about the mountain here.
For additional views of Mt. Wilson from the top of the KPFK tower, go here.
© 2002 Broadcast Engineering Services of Bonny Doon