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Location DB > Canada > Nova Scotia > Bedford > CHNS Radio Transmitter House
 Name
CHNS Radio Transmitter House
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 Database Info
created by Jake Noodles on 2/24/2008 11:44 PM
last modified by thparkth on 7/31/2008 8:16 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Demolished July 2008.

Fair-sized, two-story radar transmitter house at the end of Tremont Drive used by Halifax's 89.9 HAL FM. A trail leads down a hill to a smaller building and an antenna tower. The stairs are missing. Park your car far down the driveway and turn off your lights if you UE, and keep your voice down. There are two doors, one is welded, and one is wooden and extremely heavy. Credit to Plague for finding it.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
Tremont Drive, off of Bedford Highway
Bedford, Nova Scotia
Canada
Owner: Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd
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  •  Hazards
  • air quality
  • glass
  •  Interesting Features
    The original antenna towers still stand and are landmark structures, visible from a long distance. They are accessible and somewhat interesting.
     Security Measures
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1929
    Closed: 2006
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Camera
     History
    This was the location of the transmitter for the following services:

    CHNS (established 1926, broadcast from this site since 1929) - a significant early AM service, which then expanded as a variety of FM services over the years.

    CHNX (1929) - a shortwave radio service which was received around the world.

    CHFX (1948) - an early FM service.

    This location was used to broadcast hourly updates for the five days of the Moose River disaster in 1936. These were relayed nationally and are considered a formative event in Canadian national broadcasting history.

    The recent history of the building is hard to pin down, so what follows is necessarily vague. This location appears to have been gradually wound down from 2001, when the CHNX shortwave service ended. In 2006 CHNS AM ended and the CHNS 96 FM service was rebranded as HAL FM and moved to 89.9 FM - and that seems to have been the end of active transmission from this location.

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     Stories
    "why arent there any 'no trespassing' signs?"
    Tue, Apr 29th, 2008
    posted by Plague


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     Photo Galleries
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    After Work Excursion
    Tue, Apr 15th, 2008
    posted by nootz
    25 pictures
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    A Friday Evening
    Mon, Apr 28th, 2008
    posted by nootz
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    A Friday Evening Pt.2
    Wed, Apr 30th, 2008
    posted by nootz
    25 pictures
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    11/04/2008
    Wed, May 21st, 2008
    posted by Plague
    19 pictures
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    The Trip
    Fri, May 23rd, 2008
    posted by TurboZutek
    8 pictures
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    After It's Been Trashed
    Sun, May 25th, 2008
    posted by nootz
    25 pictures
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    It's Gone!!
    Sun, Jul 27th, 2008
    posted by nootz
    11 pictures
     


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     Web Links
    Vintage QSL card from CHNX, a shortware station which used to be broadcast from this site:

    http://www181.pair.com/otsw/QSL/CHNX.jpg
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by SaraBellum on 7/31/2008 9:33 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 31 08 at 21:33, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Jul 31 08 at 20:16, thparkth changed the following: Owner, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Interesting Features, Description, Web Links
  • on Jul 27 08 at 21:12, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:12, nootz updated gallery picture Random Mesh
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:11, nootz updated gallery picture Instructions
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:10, nootz updated gallery picture Binder
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:10, nootz updated gallery picture Tag
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:09, nootz updated gallery picture Graffiti
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:09, nootz updated gallery picture What The?!
  • on Jul 27 08 at 20:08, nootz updated gallery picture Tower
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