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Christopher Low

Rio Vista Radio Tower

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There is a radio tower indicated on the Rio Vista DRG map that is located just west of the airport, but I am having great difficulty finding out what TYPE of radio tower it is (tower or mast), or even whether it still exists.Any help would be appreciated :-)Chris Low.

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Hi Chris,Best I can find is an FM station run by the local high school that is currently on the air. Here's the radio locator page -http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/url?c...KRVH&service=FMand the station's website with photos, two of which show parts of the single 70 + foot FM tower -http://www.radiorio.us/html/photos.htmlThis one's roughly 3 miles west of the airport and about the same distance from the city to its southeast. The next nearest tower is apparently 10 miles away in Pittsburgh, CA.-Seadog

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Thanks, Doug. It looks like it probably isn't worth creating a scenery package for this one. I can't see enough of the tower, and the location of KRVH-FM appears to be in Rio Vista itself, rather than to the west of the new airport (as shown on the DRG maps).Chris Low.PS. I found another small radio tower by searching through that "Quicktime panorama" site that you provided a link for. This one is located on top of Montara Mountain, which is to the north-east of Half Moon Bay (you can see the airport in the panoramic shot).

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I agree it's pretty insignificant a feature, Chris. About the location: the street address you see isn't the location of the tower in these pages from RadioLocator. It's the location of the registered office, in this case, the local school board administrative office in bustling metropolitan Rio Vista! (pop. <5,000):-lol -Seadog (or should that be Sea Doug?)

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Jim,I only have a limited selection of radio tower models to choose from, so I have only added the steel tower type structure that you can see the lower half of to the right of that panoramic picture. Of course, if Jon wants to send me another collection of radio tower models and types, then he is quite welcome to do so ! ;-)Chris Low.

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