Thursday, January 20, 2011

Even More Ham Radio In Animation

Ham radio continues to be popular in recent animated programs.

Blog Reactived ..The Cincinnati Star Tower

Recently reactivated the TWIARi blog here. Found that the previous template I was using was no longer supported by Blogger, which brought the blog down. Anyway...lets get started with "The Star Tower".

How would you like to have your shack under this tower!

Star Tower is a digital television and FM radio transmitting tower on Winton Road in the College Hill neighborhood of  Cincinnati, Ohio. The three-legged lattice tower stands 956 feet (291.4 m) high. It was built for WSTR-TV, known as "Star 64".

An omnidirectional antenna atop Star Tower transmits the signal of owner WSTR-TV, while a number of FM radio stations, including WREW, WGRR, and WYGY also broadcast from the tower.

The Landmark Tower Company, which built Star Tower using a Sikorsky S-64 helicopter, was responsible for several similar structures around the country, including the Mesquite Tower in Mesquite, Texas; the Hughes Memorial Tower in Washington, D.C.; and at a smaller scale, WPXR-TV's analog antenna on Poor Mountain in Virginia. A small version of the tower can be found atop the Energy Plaza skyscraper in downtown Dallas, used by TXU for its communications needs.