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Details for Benchmark: AK5957

N 28° 04.710 W 080° 35.916 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In BREVARD county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MELBOURNE RADIO STA WMMB TOWER
Marker Type:
radio/tv tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Recovered as described. Mark is the light at the top.
edexter

[Photos:]
photoThe Mark
photoArea View
photoThe Mark

Even on a cloudy foggy day, still visible. Came across it from beachside.

Not too hard to spot.

[Photos:]
photoFound it!

Out working on the SCGT and spotted this benchmark along the way.

Mark recovered in good condition

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Found while caching in the area with LizardSally.

Found in good shape while caching in the area today!

Found and in good shape :)

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photo20150331_072223

Saw this benchmark while hunting for Hook Line N Causeway GC335Y2.

Alive and well

Saw today while driving over to A1A. Tower has been there as long as I can remember.

Still there tall and strong.......

Recovered in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoView from the Northeast

Found this one while out geocaching and benchmarking with Overrover.

Luckily, this one is easy to find. No digging required.

[Photos:]
photoThe tower view from 192

Easy as taking candy from a baby...at least the tower did not cry.

[Photos:]
photoAK5957
Taken from the Northeast along Hwy 192

This benchmark is visible from beachside... better looking up close.

Feels like cheating the Game, with the Water tower and the Microwave tower, and now the MELBOURNE RADIO STA WMMB TOWER. Oh well Found Easy

[Photos:]
photoMelbourne Radio
photoWith GPS

Easy one.

[This entry was edited by Craigmc on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 7:12:14 PM.]

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photoAK5957 tower.jpg

Found it, nice park.

I found it but didn't want to get to close. See the picture.

Chazman007

[Photos:]
photoThe tower

Nothing around the antenna says what radio station it's for. I've Kayaked around it to get up Crane Creek. Birds love it.

[Photos:]
photoView from the North East
photoView from the west at access walkway
Cormorants on the mast
photoCormorant from an earlier visit
Sometimes guy wires and stray fishing line don't mix. If you fish please dispose of your unwanted line properly.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1948 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (GEM) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 900 FEET S OF THE MELBOURNE CAUSEWAY ROAD, IN W SIDE OF INDIAN RIVER, ABOUT 225 FEET OFFSHORE. THE STATION IS THE RED FLASHING OBSTRUCTION LIGHT ON TOP OF A 240-FOOT TRIANGULAR GUYED STRUCTURAL STEEL TOWER. THE TOWER IS MOUNTED ON A 9-FOOT SQUARE CONCRETE BASE WHICH EXTENDS 6.5 FEET ABOVE WATER, SUPPORTED BY A 12-FOOT SQUARE BASE WHICH EXTENDS 1 FOOT ABOVE THE WATER. THE TOWER IS GUYED BY THREE SETS OF CABLES RADIATING AT 120 DEG FROM THE TOWER. THE GUY CABLES ARE ANCHORED IN CONCRETE ANCHORS WHICH ARE 5 FEET SQUARE TO WATER LEVEL, 3 BY 4 FEET STARTING AT WATER LEVEL, AND TAPERING TO 3 BY 3 FEET AT 3 FEET ABOVE WATER LEVEL. IT IS 120 FEET FROM THE CENTER OF THE ANTENNA TO THE CENTER OF THE GUY ANCHORS. BESIDES THE FLASHING OBSTRUCTION LIGHT THE TOWER IS LIGHTED BY THREE SETS OF STEADY RED LIGHTS. THE RADIO STATIONS CALL LETTERS ARE WMMB AND IT BROADCASTS ON A FREQUENCY OF 1050 KILOCYCLES WITH AN OUTPUT OF 250 WATTS, FROM 0630 HOURS TO 1900 HOURS, DAILY. STATION WAS NOT OCCUPIED.
01/01/1953 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (DAJ) THIS STATION IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, ON FRONT STREET, 0.15 MI. N OF NEW HAVEN AVENUE. IT IS A STEEL STRUCTURE, ABOUT 175 FT. HIGH, AND IS PAINTED RED AND WHITE. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE LIGHT ON THE TOP OF THE MAST. NOTE--APPARENTLY, THIS IS THE SAME STATION AS WAS LOCATED IN 1948, BUT THE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT AGREE.
01/01/1971 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (WHS) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1953 DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE EXCEPT THE TOWER IS 234 FEET HIGH AND SETS ON A CONCRETE BLOCK WHICH IS 5 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL, ACCORDING TO THE STATION ENGINEER. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN AT MELBOURNE.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 (EEE) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN MELBOURNE.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 (IEE) AS ABOVE RECOVERED GOOD. RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. OBSERVATION OF THE STATION SITE PUTS IT SOUTH OF NEW HAVEN AVENUE. NOT KNOWN IF IT IS STILL WMMB.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (IEE) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/04/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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