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Mike Jacobs's Unionville page - includes recent photos.
Address: on State Rt. 504 (Rattlesnake Rd.) in Unionville borough, Centre County, PA
Latitude: N40-55-06 (40.91833)
Longitude: W77-58-26 (-77.97389)
Elevation: 2390 ft. ( 728 M)
City/County of License: Unionville borough/Centre, PA
Active Callsigns: None
Canceled Callsigns: KGH92
Unionville consists of a self-supporting steel tower and a flat-roofed concrete equipment building. The tower holds two pairs of Western Electric KS-15676 horn reflector antennas, and a parabolic antenna.
Unionville linked the stations at Swissdale (to the northeast) and Dean (to the southwest) via its horn-reflector antennas. The station was probably a repeater (an auxiliary station), and a junction for traffic to and from State College. One of the two parabolic antennas shown in the 1966 photos delivered television programming to station WPSX-TV at Penn State University in the town of State College, about 11 mi. to the southeast. The other "dish" likely provided long-distance service to the town's Bell of Pennsylvania central office.
AT&T sold Unionville to American Tower Corporation, which leases space on the tower to wireless communications providers. American Tower has posted a site brochure, including recent photos, describing the Unionville site and facilities.
For recent photos, see Mike Jacobs's Unionville page.
Updated on November 15, 2001 at 20:18 by Albert LaFrance
Thanks to Michael W. Jacobs for his contributions to this page.