New Watchung Tower

RadioDitch

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R60 posted about this already but there's a new tower up at Watchung Chemical Engine firehouse on Bonnie Burn Road. I can't find any of the licenses listing this new location yet. It's just a cabinet at the base. There's no shanty. So seems like its probably all conventional for the locals.

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r60

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Better than lazy 21, don’t you think?😂
 

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I've been watching them build that. The way Weldon seems to be expanding right to the limits of their property, I was wondering if maybe they were trying to relocate the old tower behind the fence there.
 

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I've been watching them build that. The way Weldon seems to be expanding right to the limits of their property, I was wondering if maybe they were trying to relocate the old tower behind the fence there.
Seems that way. Lord knows Weldon didn't wait very long after Colorado Cafe was gone to push everything off the property there. My understanding in Weldon is slowly coming to the limitations of the quarry in the next decade or so.
 

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I could have sworn I read an article about decommissioning the quarry a little over a decade ago and, at the time, it sounded like local authorities expected that to happen within 5 years or so. Since then, Weldon has grabbed every piece of property on their perimeter (Colarado Cafe and several homes). Seems they've been negotiating with Watchung to quarry closer to Bonnie Burn, reducing the limit from 300 to 150 feet, based on what was done at Millington quarry. But, yeah, there can't be much left to squeeze out of it.
 

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I don’t know,the antenna at the very top looks like a normal uhf but the 2 to the right look like the fat TRS antennas, maybe county is gonna use that as another site for their trucked system for better coverage up there
 
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