Western Union microwave relay sites survey: Part XVII
Site Name: Blue Mountain
Call Sign: KGB39
Municipality: Letterkenny Township
Address: Broad Mountain Road
Type of Facility: Relay
Original Tower Height: 60′
This relay site was constructed on Clarks Knob at an elevation of 2,338 feet above mean sea level in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The site is located within the Buchanan State Forest and it appears to have been one that Western Union leased from the State of Pennsylvania. The site in 2004 was controlled by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Western Union constructed a 60-foot tower at this relay site. The tower and cab remain intact; however, the equipment building has been replaced. This relay station was one of the first generation sites modified by Western Union to accommodate a second equipment cabin on the platform beneath the upper cab. Alterations to this tower include mounted parabolic and whip antennas.
© 2010 David S. Rotenstein