Western Union microwave relay sites: Sellersville relay, Pennsylvania

Western Union sign on the Tenley terminal, 2002.

Western Union sign on the Tenley terminal, 2002.

Western Union microwave relay sites survey: Part XIV

Site Name: Sellersville
Call Sign:
KGB35
State: Pennsylvania
County:
Bucks
Municipality:
West Rockhill Township
Address:
Tower Road
Type of Facility:
Relay
Original
Tower Height: 100′

Sellersville relay location map.

Western Union built this relay site in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on land acquired through its Telegraph Realty Company subsidiary in November 1946. The realty company paid $100.00 for 40,000 square feet of “mountain land” owned by Monroe G. Koffel. The property was transferred to the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1947. Western Union sold the relay site to Bucks County in 1966 for $5,000.00.

Sellersville relay tower. Photo by David Rotenstein, 2005.

The Sellersville relay site was built with a 100′ tower. The tower, cab, and equipment building remained intact and were in use by Bucks County in 2005. The tower was painted in the alternating white and international orange marking scheme. Alterations to the tower included the mounting of parabolic and whip antennas.

Sellerville relay tower: cab and antennas. Photo by David Rotenstein, 2005.

Sellersville relay equipment building. Photo by David Rotenstein, 2005.

© 2010 David S. Rotenstein

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