Up close with a rural television transmitter tower

Dear Minister Moore,

I hope you had a nice Simcoe Day/Natal Day or whatever they call the August Civic Day in British Columbia.

Writing to share some photos from a recent visit I made to a rural Ontario television transmitter tower.

I was heading to my parents’ cottage for the long weekend when I noticed the entrance to the tower was open.

Figured it was some sort of open house or something so I drove inside in the hopes of having a chat with a transmitter technician or two.

Sadly, no one was there.

A central-air unit was blasting outside the main building so perhaps the workers had gone out for lunch.

Managed to get some snaps though.

Special thanks to my fellow traveller for taking the wide shot of me posing with the tower.

Do you know where the actual transmitter is? At the top of the tower? Inside the building perhaps?

Is there anything about this tower that suggests it’s either analogue or digital?

Thanks!

Steven


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2 Responses to Up close with a rural television transmitter tower

  1. Greg Biltcliffe says:

    >”Do you know where the actual transmitter is? At the top of the tower? Inside the building perhaps?”
    Great pictures! Those places are fascinating, and I’ve explored a few as well.
    The transmitter is inside the building. It’s *much* too large and power hungry to go at the top of the tower. (There was likely 3-phase power at that site, indicating how much electricity was needed to run that thing) That “wrist-thick” cable going up the tower is a coax that takes the transmitters full power signal up to the antenna, which is basically all there is at the top of the tower.
    Greg

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