2002-08-08

GT2109 - RADIO STATION KARM NNE TOWER

DESTROYED

County: Fresno
State: California

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 50.840'
Long: 119° 50.265'
Alt: 0
Designation: RADIO STATION KARM NNE TOWER
Marker Type: radio/tv tower
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (RJS) THE STATION IS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ONE OF THE TWO KARM RADIO TOWERS, LOCATED ABOUT 8 MILES AIR LINE NORTH-NORTHWEST OF FRESNO AND ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES AIR LINE WEST OF PINEDALE. THE TOWER IS A 4 LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE 363 FEET HIGH, PAINTED RED AND WHITE. IT HAS TWO SETS OF STEADY RED LIGHTS BETWEEN ITS TOP AND BASE AND A FLASHING RED LIGHT ON ITS TOP. THE POINT TAKEN WAS THE FLASHING RED LIGHT.

1/1/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (WTJ) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION.

1/1/1967 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (EP) THESE STATIONS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED, THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE WITH THESE ADDITIONS. THE NNE TOWER IS 950 FEET NORTH OF ALLUVIAL AVENUE AND 650 FEET WEST OF VAN NESS AVENUE AND HAS A 40 FOOT MAST AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER AND APPROXIMATELY THE SAME HEIGHT, AS THE OTHER TOWER. THE SSW TOWER IS 700 FEET NORTH OF ALLUVIAL AVENUE AND 800 FEET WEST OF VAN NESS AVENUE. THESE TOWERS ARE IDENTICAL IN CONSTRUCTION, EXCEPT THE NNE TOWER HAS A MAST ON TOP. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--2.3 MILES NWN OF PINEDALE

1/1/1967 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (EP) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE WITH THESE ADDITIONS-- THE NNE TOWER IS 950 FEET NORTH OF ALLUVIAL AVENUE AND 650 FEET WEST OF VAN NESS AVENUE AND HAS A 40 FOOT MAST AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER AND APPROXIMATELY THE SAME HEIGHT AS THE OTHER TOWER. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 2.3 MILES NWN OF PINEDALE.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

I believe this benchmark - and the towers - are gone. The location is in the middle of the Van Ness extension subdivisions, north and west of Van Ness and Alluvial. The only thing there is very expensive homes - and no towers anywhere to be seen. (And it's been years since anyone has heard from station KARM.)

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