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Details for Benchmark: UV4382

N 61° 27.909 W 149° 20.675 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In county, AK View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RADIO
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Reference Points

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A quick and easy find on a great day out benchmark hunting with chiknlips45. Fascinating site with a long history. We examined each of the tower locations during our visit.

[Photos:]
photoUV4382 RADIO 1944 (area) Anchorage AK
A great shot of chiknlips45 photographing the disk. The once-mown field is now overgrown with brush - a far cry from the well-kept appearance this CAA/FAA low-frequency radio station once displayed.
photoUV4382 RADIO 1944 (closeup) Anchorage AK
A nice artsy shot of chiknlips45's compass on the monument setting.
photoEklutna Radio Towers - 1950 photo by Dahlstrom
(1950 photo by Maynard C. Dahlstrom)
photoUV4384 EKLUTNA RADIO TOWER 5, Anchorage AK
One of four tower leg bases at Tower 5.
photoUV4384 EKLUTNA RADIO TOWER 5, Anchorage AK
Near tri-station RADIO is EKLUTNA RADIO TOWER 5 (logged by myself as destroyed). However, as chiknlips45 & I were looking over the remnants of Tower 5, chiknlips45 remarked 'you know, the data sheet says "POINT OBSERVED UPON AND TRAVERSED TO IS THE CENTER OF BASE" - even though the setting is described as "MARKER: 43 = RADIO/TV TOWER". This is the center of base... is it the mark?

Station recovered in great condition. Reference Mark 1 recovered approximately 6 inches below ground level in poor condition at N 61° 27.914, W 149° 20.695. Reference Mark 1 disk and monument are now on their side with Reference arrow pointing skyward. Reference Mark 2 recovered in good condition at N 61° 27.914', W 149° 20.661' about 2 inches below ground level. A search for EKLUTNA (UV4386) azimuth mark was not conducted.

[This entry was edited by chiknlips45 on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 10:16:38 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoRM 2 Area
Wide shot of RM2 showing nearby brush
photoUV4382 RM 2 Disk, Eklutna AK
Close up of Reference Mark 2 disk
photoRM 1 Area Shot
Wide angle of Reference Mark 1's area
photoRM 1 Monument and Disk
Position of RM1 monument in the ground
photoUV4382 RM1 Disk, Eklutna AK
Close up shot of Reference Mark 1 disk
photoRadio monument
Wide view of UV4382 monument
photoUV4382 Disk, Eklutna AK
Close up shot of Radio Disk

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) ABOUT 6-1/2 MILES S OF MATANUSKA, ABOUT 1-1/4 MILES NE OF SMALL VILLAGE OF EKLUTNA ON THE ALASKA RAILROAD, ABOUT 0.2 MILE N OF THE PALMER ROAD, AT THE EKLUTNA RADIO STATION. THE STATION IS ABOUT 125 FEET NW OF THE SW RADIO TOWER AND ABOUT 225 FEET S OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE RADIO STATION. IT IS IN THE S CENTRAL PART OF THE 5 RADIO TOWERS. THE MARK IS STAMPED RADIO 1944 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, AND REFERENCE MARKS ARE BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS IN AN OPEN FIELD AND IS ABOUT 125 FEET N OF THE SW RADIO TOWER. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS 11 PACES W OF GRAVEL ROAD. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STAMPED WITH NAME AND DATE OF THE STATION AND WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE NUMBERS. TRIANGULATION STATION EKLUTNA WAS USED AS AN AZIMUTH MARK. TO REACH STATION FROM ANCHORAGE, GO N AND E ON THE PALMER ROAD FOR 27.2 MILES TO RAILROAD CROSSING. CONTINUE FOR 0.3 MILE TO SIDE ROAD LEFT LEADING TO EKLUTNA RADIO STATION. THEN TURN LEFT (N) AND GO 0.25 MILE TO MAIN BUILDING, TURN LEFT AND GO DUE S ABOUT 225 FEET TO STATION IN GRASSY FIELD.

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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