Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Radio Towers at Coast Guard Beach
One of my readers emailed me about the towers she saw in the Coast Guard Beach in the webcam that I linked to a few days ago (check it out ...Here). Today I drove down to the beach to see up close what she saw. What surprised me was the sheer number of radio antennas that were on the bluffs and surrounding the Coast Guard Station.
It turns out that Coast Guard Beach was the focal point for the annual celebration (on January 18th) of Marconi's first transatlantic transmission, 106 years ago. The antennas are used by ham radio enthusiasts in their celebration. The towers will be removed in the next few days, weather permitting. The photo, right, is the big tower that's visable from the webcam.
Thank you Helen R.