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Details for Benchmark: RZ1783

N 46° 28.673 W 116° 14.628 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CLEARWATER county, ID View Original Datasheet
Designation:
OROFINO RADIO STA KLER MAST
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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We drove up to this one.

We drove up to it instead of just seeing it in the distance.

I was able to see this from in front of Hanson Garage.

Easy find. Thes station is the southern most tower.

[Photos:]
photoOROFINO RADIO STA KLER MAST (RZ1783)
Orofino, Clearwater Co., Idaho
photoView looking west (RZ1783)
Station is the tower on the left.

We've been as close as we ever can get to this benchmark, which is atop a 250 foot tower. We can't verify that there's actually a marker there; even the owner of the radio stations hasn't seen it. But the tower, installed in the 50s, is there and still standing and being used. There is a second tower now that was installed in the 80s, but we are assured this one is the original.

[Photos:]
photoRadio tower from station
We pieced together a photo of the tower "up close and personal" from the radio station grounds.
photoThe view from our house
We see this tower daily from our backyard, too.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (OSR) THE STATION IS THE TOP OF THE MAST. IT IS LOCATED ON A LOW PROMINENT RIDGE ABOUT 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE CENTER OF OROFINO. IT IS A THREE-LEGGED LACED STEEL MAST, PAINTED ALTERNATELY RED AND WHITE, WITH AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 250 FEET, AND A FLASHING RED LIGHT ON TOP.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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