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Details for Benchmark: MY3324

N 42° 18.462 W 071° 13.416 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In MIDDLESEX county, MA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
WALTHAM TV STATION WHDH MAST
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Saw this mast while caching in the area.

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photoMY3324

Found with our road tripping crew of poeanne, LRHG73, Kiteflyerbec, HDAtha, Ignatiusreilly and Team Sheppard.

Had an amazing time caching with poeanne, LRHG73, wolfing70, kiteflyerbec, IgnatiusReilly and Team Sheppard today. We had a ton of fun driving through the mountains from webcam to webcam.

We saw this one on Day 3 of our mega trip, 3000 miles and 6 days focusing on webcams but plenty of other caches, too. Traveling with Poeanne, Team Sheppard, HDatha, LRHG73, kiteflyerbec and Wolfling70.

Drove past this one with the w3 crew on our way to 1st Mass.

One of at least four radio/tv masts in the area, it's in the center of the photo. View is from a parking lot at the top of Hemlock Gorge.
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photoMY3324

Passing through the neighborhood and this towers over everything. Just amazing.

Domo!!! Found during geocaching GC210YP Newton Villages - Upper Falls (Multi-cache) http://coord.info/GC210YP . This one addressed at 1165 Chestnut St., was actually once the old & now 'defunct' WHDH-TV's (channel 5), now owned by others, and is not related to the current WHDH-TV (channel 7) which only bought the "WHDH" callsign a while ago. The 'true' & 'present' WHDH-TV tower is to the NE along the same abandoned railroad tracks, addressed at 45 Tower Rd.

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photoMY3324 WALTHAM TV STATION WHDH MAST base
photoMY3324 WALTHAM TV STATION WHDH MAST up close
photoMY3324 WALTHAM TV STATION WHDH MAST support wires

Easily visible from highway.

Recovered in good condition, many times.

Close to a very popular electronics store.

[Photos:]
photoPlatform
photoRainy day with cloud cover

I live about 400 yards from this puppy. Wierd to see it so up close.

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photoFrom Ballfield
photoStraight Up
photoBase

Found it fairly easily. Getting close to it was a little more difficult, but I found a ballfield nearby.

[Photos:]
photoWaltham TV Station Mast WHDH Mast-top
photoWaltham TV Station WHDH Mast - from ballfield

Spotted this while caching nearby.

Hard to miss something over 1200 feet tall.

[Photos:]
photoMast from the WNW, Needham MA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1958 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (GWM) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE MAST LOCATED ON CHESTNUT STREET ABOUT 0.3 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 128 AND HIGHLAND AVENUE. THE MAST IS A 3-LEGGED UNIFORM CROSS SECTION STEEL STRUCTURE SUPPORTED BY GUY WIRES AND PAINTED IN ALTERNATE SECTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL ORANGE AND WHITE. THE HEIGHT IS 1249 FEET.
01/01/1960 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1960 (MG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1983 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1983 (JS) STATION NAME AND TEXT OF HORIZONTAL CONTROL DATA SHEET ARE MISLEADING, IN THAT STATION 1583 IS NOT IN OR NEAR THE CITY OF WALTHAM, BUT IS IN THE NEWTON UPPER FALLS SECTION OF THE CITY OF NEWTON, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASS. AS OF FEBRUARY, 1983 THERE ARE FOUR LARGE TV ANTENNAS IN THE VICINITY. STATION CAN BE FUTHER IDENTIFIED BY ITS LOCATION, ON THE EAST BANK OF THE CHARLES RIVER, JUST SOUTH OF THE RAILROAD BRIDGE AT NEWTON UPPER FALLS.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 (HGR) CHANGE WALTHAM TO NEEDHAM HEIGHTS - CITY LOCATION WAS IN ERROR. CHANGE CALL LETTERS TO WCVB. TOWER PHYSICALLY THE SAME AS IN ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (MG) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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