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MIAMIATC
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« on: August 22, 2005, 03:13:45 PM »

Ed just a quick a question. I was traveling along I-76 west a few days back juet a bit west of Philly and I noticed ontop of a hill to my right a very high and impressive collection of antenna's. I tried to tune my scanner in to see if they were ARCTT OR TRACON related but my recahrgebles were dead and I didnt have my spare set w/me. Are these transmitters for air communications. I was thinking in my mind if this was Flint Hill or the transmitters you run your feed from.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 04:03:08 PM »

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Ed just a quick a question. I was traveling along I-76 west a few days back juet a bit west of Philly and I noticed ontop of a hill to my right a very high and impressive collection of antenna's. I tried to tune my scanner in to see if they were ARCTT OR TRACON related but my recahrgebles were dead and I didnt have my spare set w/me. Are these transmitters for air communications. I was thinking in my mind if this was Flint Hill or the transmitters you run your feed from.


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You talking about the Roxborough broadcast towers?

http://www.rwonline.com/reference-room/special-report/03_roxborough.shtml

No ATC antennas up there.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 07:53:41 PM »

Yep, my fellow former Philadelphian Dave got that. They are the Roxborough TV Towers as called by all the local News Helicopters. I do believe there is some sort of transmitter over there though, probably a satellite sector like Yardley or Pottstown. But besides that nothing much, the Flint Hill transmitters are farther north than me, between Quakertown and Allentown. And those TV towers along with the terrain like Manyunk/ Roxborough are what give me such horrible problems with receiving the Philly transmitters without squelching so high.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 08:35:15 PM »

thanks
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