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Details for Benchmark: KW3050

N 40° 21.618 W 076° 27.507 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LEBANON county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LEBANON RADIO STA WLBR S MAST
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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On a search for benchmarks today

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We were in Lebanon today and decided to try for a few caches and benchmarks. Photo taken.

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photoKW3050 - ANTENNAS

Found the station and the masts.

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photothe mast

Found with Philflyboy and his wife on a very nice day.

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photoBenchmark KW3050

Found while at a family function in a nearby park.

out looking for benchmarks with my wife and meteorologist. Meteorologist took the pictures and will be posting them for us.

one of the four radio towers we could see in the group

Took Little U41P to school and drove by on Jay St.

I found this one easily, as I have seen these towers for ever. I wanted to take closer photos, but was told to not go close to them. So this is the best I can do. As stated by the others, their 4 towers there and have been there for years upon years.

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photoA photo of all four towers.
photoThree of the towers.
I believe the one on the left and the one in the center are the KW3050 and KW3051.

10/10/06
I visited during working hours and talked to the engineer. The two towers that are benchmarks have been there since the early 1960s according to him and are the original towers--they were never replaced. Two new towers were added at some point. They are east of the two that are intersection stations.

Based on my discussion I am changing my log to a find for both towers.

I guess I should have taken a picture when I drove by but I was intent on other marks today.

There are four towers here now.

11/12/05
I am changing my mind on this tower and KW3051. I walked around with my GPSr for about 30 minutes tonight, from tower to tower (there are 4 now so I had to figure out which were KW3050 and KW3051) and, while two of the towers were close to the coords they were off just enough to make me think they weren't the towers in the descriptions.

Second, they did not match the descriptions. For one thing, they did not have swivel bases. The other two towers at the location did, but they are definitely not the towers I wanted. My guess is that the new towers were built right beside the old ones, then the old ones removed, or possibly the reverse order, while the other two towers transmitted.

And one really ODD thing. This is named the SOUTH mast, but it is definitely the NORTH one.

Further research at the FCC's ASR site showed me that the two towers were built in 1983. This is the ASR page for this tower, referred to as Tower 2:http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=114950

[This entry was edited by mloser on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 5:17:02 PM.]

[This entry was edited by mloser on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 5:20:25 PM.]

[This entry was edited by mloser on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 4:40:03 PM.]

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photoKW3050 LEBANON RADIO STA WLBR S MAST, Leb Cty, PA
photoKW3050 LEBANON RADIO STA WLBR S MAST, Leb Cty, PA
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There've been 4 towers here for as long as I can remember

It's still there, driven by here many times never realized the tower was a benchmark.

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this radio mast benchmark near Lebanon. It’s exactly where it’s supposed to be. Coordinates and directions are adequate for recovery.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE RED FLASHING LIGHT AT THE APEX OF THE MAST. LOCATED ABOUT 2.5 MILES NORTH OF LEBANON AND ABOUT 0.2 MILE EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 72. THE MAST IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED, TWO-FOOT SIDES, LACED STEEL STRUCTURE MOUNTED ON A SWIVEL BASE, PAINTED ALTERNATELY ORANGE AND WHITE WITH A RED FLASHING LIGHT AT THE APEX. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS 200 FEET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1986.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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