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UER Forum > US: Pacific Southwest > Radio installation (Viewed 965 times)
Stafford 


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Radio installation
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Was hunting around trying to find an unrelated location when I stumbled on an old radio installation. Over the years the location has been used for several purposes, recently falling into a state of neglect after the owners decided it was no longer necessary to maintain.

























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Re: Radio installation
< Reply # 1 on 6/11/2019 1:59 AM >
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thoughtful of them to leave fire hose next to the hydrant in case its ever needed. Wonder when the last time anyone tested it for leaks was




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< Reply # 3 on 6/11/2019 3:44 AM >
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Where's the antenna?




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Stafford 


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Where's the antenna?



The site has had a few antennas over the years. Unfortunately, the original antenna equipment was removed several years back - the only one I was able to find was for a deactivated local repeater that was added after the original antennas were removed. I did find a diagram that appeared to detail a MF receiver, not sure if it was related to the antenna configuration I found. Also found some old Moto documentation that had been sitting out in the rain for awhile.

The site has another portion that acted as a HF/VHF/UHF transceiver; unfortunately, nosy neighbors kept me out of it this trip. Not sure how intact it is.




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trippin.

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Nice set. Cool!




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Pretty cool find
Surprised it's that wide open.




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chico to the bay area

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< Reply # 7 on 6/20/2019 5:01 AM >
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as a ham radio operator i enjoyed this a lot thanks for sharing



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You're leaving out a heck of a lot of history & other details regarding the site, but that's your prerogative. I will say that the site is listed in the RRDB & is fairly well-known, so if your visit was recent, more info & photos regarding the condition of the overall site would be nice -- when I was last there, there was a friendly caretaker...

As for the site on your left a few miles before you hit the main site, that was once the main site's primary radio annex. When I was poking around it, I had the added bonus of the lonely, horny woman who lived directly across the street notice me in the compound, and instead of calling po-po, she invited me over to her house for a glass of ice-water... It's entirely possible that someone has bought that compound (I'd tell you what that sort of compound was known as, but doing-so would give-away info about the site that you seem to want to keep secret) & is re-using it, but if-not, no real-reason for the few neighbors to get protective over it unless you're carrying a a gas can, spray-paint, or keg of beer -- it's pretty trashed.



By the way, I learned the hard-way that the microwave antenna & omnidirectional antennas atop that tower you photographed (which was atop another structure of interest...) were used by the local sheriff's dept.


It was NOT fun to be sneaking & peaking in the more historic building nearby, and suddenly hear law enforcement radio comms coming from outside! Turns out the tech who was last at the Sheriff's Office repeater site left the volume up kind of loud on the repeater inside the building.


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P.S. Be careful poking around that specific site & region -- lots of druggies protecting their grow sites hidden in the forests, but maybe things have changed now that Cali has legalized marijuana.



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Stafford 


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It was NOT fun to be sneaking & peaking in the more historic building nearby, and suddenly hear law enforcement radio comms coming from outside! Turns out the tech who was last at the Sheriff's Office repeater site left the volume up kind of loud on the repeater inside the building.


Interesting that they would leave the monitor up that loud; I figure it would have annoyed the caretaker.
The towers were disconnected (cleanly) - if I had to guess, they have not been used in awhile. The feedline for both was intact but had begun to rust.

It's entirely possible that someone has bought that compound (I'd tell you what that sort of compound was known as, but doing-so would give-away info about the site that you seem to want to keep secret) & is re-using it, but if-not, no real-reason for the few neighbors to get protective over it unless you're carrying a a gas can, spray-paint, or keg of beer -- it's pretty trashed.


The compound did not appear to be in use; I'd likely have gone for it if I was not being actively watched by one of the neighbors who didn't seem to appreciate my presence.




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