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Location DB > United States > California > San Jose > Abandoned Microwave Station
 Name
Abandoned Microwave Station
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 Database Info
created by cambrianguy on 4/1/2007 6:52 AM
last modified by cambrianguy on 1/10/2009 6:22 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
This is an abandoned Western Union microwave relay site formerly owned by the now defunct company called "MicroNet Inc.". The site consists of a single 2-room building. The rooms each have their own doors. One room is a diesel power generator room which used to house two generators, although only 1 exists today. The other (larger) room was the main equipment room. There are microwave antenna racks on the roof, but only one large dish remains. There are abandoned miscellaneous items inside....desks, closets, chair, paperwork, diesel generator, misc parts, etc. Tons of graffiti.
 Basic Information
Type: Abandoned Western Union microwave radio site
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy, but no way out if the sherrif is coming for you (if he comes, you're busted...period...and they come by helicopter first!)
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
Country View Dr
San Jose, California
United States
Owner: Private Owner (who owns the nearby radio facility to the east)
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • lots of broken bottles
  •  Interesting Features
    The lone Kato diesel generator is interesting. Unfortunately, it is painted with graffiti, vandalized, and partially scrapped by metal thieves. Although the entire facility is heavily vandalized, it is a unique location in the south bay hills. An interesting piece of south bay area history.
     Security Measures
  • gate (easy to straddle over), local residents like to call the sheriff
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • shoes/boots with tough soles...lots of broken glass inside!
  •  Recommended Equipment
    tripod
     History
    This is an abandoned Western Union microwave relay site formerly owned by the now defunct company called "MicroNet Inc.". The site consists of a single 2-room building. The rooms each have their own doors. One room is a diesel power generator room which used to house two generators, although only 1 exists today. The other (larger) room was the main equipment room. There are microwave antenna racks on the roof, but only one large dish remains. There are abandoned miscellaneous items inside....desks, closets, chair, paperwork, diesel generator, misc parts, etc. Tons of graffiti.
     Media Coverage
    none that I could find. I scoured the 'net and could not find a single thing on this site aside from some biking/hiking trail sites that make reference to "going past the abandoned microwave radio station".
     Future Plans
    none, abandoned for good
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    Full moon night shots
    Sun, Apr 1st, 2007
    posted by cambrianguy
    14 pictures
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    Short visit
    Tue, Apr 1st, 2008
    posted by Sand
    5 pictures


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     Moderator Rating
    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/11/2009 1:26 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 11 09 at 1:26, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 10 09 at 18:22, cambrianguy changed the following: Status
  • on Nov 27 08 at 18:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 27 08 at 3:34, cambrianguy made this location public
  • on Nov 27 08 at 3:33, cambrianguy changed the following: Owner, Type, History, Hazards, Interesting Features, Security Measures, Description
  • on Jun 9 08 at 3:17, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 13 08 at 7:27, cambrianguy changed the following: Accessibility, Recommendation
  • on May 13 08 at 7:25, cambrianguy deleted 7 pictures from gallery Second Visit - full moon again
  • on May 13 08 at 7:24, cambrianguy deleted 6 pictures from gallery Another night visit
  • on May 13 08 at 7:24, cambrianguy deleted 6 pictures from gallery Day scoping visit
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