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Re: [coldwarcomms] Re: Asnebumskit Hill Facility

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  • Bill Smith
    Actually, Asnebumskit is in the town of Paxton. Bill ________________________________ From: widebandit To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 14 , Dec 7, 2010
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      Actually, Asnebumskit is in the town of Paxton.

      Bill

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      From: widebandit <widebandit@...>
      To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, December 7, 2010 12:02:37 PM
      Subject: [coldwarcomms] Re: Asnebumskit Hill Facility

       
      Asnebumskit Hill was a repeater on the 1947 TDX New York to Boston field trial -
      the precursor to TD2. None of the seven TDX sites had underground facilities,
      but some - most notably Jackie Jones Mtn - were expanded later to accommodate
      TD2 growth. TDX repeater bldg was two-story 28' x 28' x 28' concrete-framed
      double-wall cinder block construction. Batteries, generator, heater, and
      wash-room(?) with well on first floor, radio bays on second floor, 10' metallic
      lens antennas on roof. Radio room had large, multi-pane, factory-style windows
      which were later filled in. Bumskit bldg has a 15' two-floor extenstion on one
      side to accommodate additional paths. AT some sites, the concrete frames were
      extended 14' or 24' above roof to raise the antennas above the trees.

      AmericanTower calls the site Paxton, presumably easier to spell than
      Asnebumskit. AmericanTower site brochure:
      <http://www.americantower.com/OASISPublic/SitePublicPage/SiteBrochure.asp?lngSiteID=541&lngTowerID=-1&txtCaption=Brochure>


      Bing.com oblique overhead:
      <http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=r1h8d3907qdt&lvl=19&dir=0&sty=b>

      - waw -

      "joecheck" <k1ike_mail@...> wrote:
      >
      > I was at this site several years ago when American Tower owned it. I don't know
      >if they still own it. It is interesting that this tower does not show up on
      >their available tower list, but there is information on the ATC site regarding
      >the facility. See:
      >
      ><https://ftptower.americantower.com/SiteDocs2/541/Drawings/VMLCMS%2088031-1-1-Compound%20Layout/CMS%2088031-1-1-Compound%20Layout.pdf>
      >>
      >
      > I also found a legal case involving this site and a monastery on the internet.
      >
      > All I remember is that the building was a two story site with high ceilings in
      >the lower floor. I don't remember any underground facilities. I might have some
      >photos around somewhere.
      >
      > Joe
      >
      > --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "Jason" <quiet_cool1986@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton Massachusetts has an AT&T facility and tower
      > > on the opposite end of the "summit" from WSRS studio, and I was told by
      > > a friend in the comms industry that it was a "Ground Entry Point" or
      > > GEP.
      >




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