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RF Nightmare

A cache by Babeon Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/21/2017
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A regular hidden at the base (well, as close as you can legally get without trespassing) of a Twin Cities landmark of the radio and television variety. There is parking nearby and you'll be on legal right of way as long as you don't stray too far to the south. This was at one point going to be a street but never went through.


Radio and television engineers, this is your playground. The view you see before you is the telefarm tower complex, which houses almost all of the Twin Cities television stations plus a few of the FM stations you listen to on your long commute daily (or is that just me?). Located just off I-694, these two towers rise to 1,438 and 1,436 feet. They're also known locally as the "Shoreview Towers". If you use an antenna to watch TV in the Twin Cities, chances are it's aimed toward this point (unless the wind knocked it loose, or you're a rebel and it is pointed backwards).
The towers offer the stations nearly 100 miles of coverage in all directions. For the poor souls who live just below the towers, you probably don't need an antenna. Even if you did, you'd get a lot of overload and intermod. This is after all, an RF Nightmare!

To your southeast, you may be able to see another single tower where a vast majority of the higher powered FM stations come from. That's the "KMSP TV Tower" and is 1,466 feet tall. 

FTF was Sky King 36. STL and RAF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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