Shortwave stations

Doug Drown
Mon Jun 27 19:43:22 EDT 2011

I had never heard of the Belfast installation before --- interesting story! 
There also used to be an extensive antenna array off Route 137 in Belfast, 
part of an FCC monitoring facility.  It closed in the late '80s or early 
'90s.  The masts are still there.

There was some kind of government radar or radio installation atop a hill in 
East Templeton, Mass., when I was a kid.  It was on a side road.  I know 
approximately where it was, but I don't recall ever actually seeing it.  I 
was told that whatever it was for, it was very hush-hush.  (I don't know 
whether that was actually the case.)  This was in the 1960s.   -Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander Svirsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: Shortwave stations

> This is a 1971 aerial photo of the Wilmington antenna site, clearly 
> showing towers:
> The address would be somewhere between 201-251 Ballardvale St  Wilmington, 
> Mass.
> Online deed searches for a prior owner has been a dead end so far.
> As for the Newburyport Beverage, the armory is on Low Street. The 
> Beverage could have stretched across that pasture land.
> There was another interesting Beverage in Belfast, Maine operated by  RCA 
> before the AT&T site was built. The following URL has pics and an 
> aircheck! According to the article, this antenna was part of a 
> trans-Atlantic music broadcast in 1925.
> -- 
> Alexander Svirsky

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