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WJAX 1220 AM Transmitter Site and Tower

 

Tower ID #  1045448     FAA Contact No: (877) 487-6867

505 N. Boland Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Site Introduction

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Property Drawings & Roadway Access

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Tower and Guide Wires

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Utilities Electrical and Phone Service

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Transmitter Equipment

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Building

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Surrounding Area

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Issues

 

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STL Equipment information

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Site Introduction

 

View from southeast  section of property looking north. This is approximately a 4 acre lot West of the Regency Square Area.

 

Property 505 N. Boland Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Satellite View Mixed Media [Wide Area]
Satellite View Mixed Media [Lot] with notes from Ken Jones.
Lot Plat Plan #1
AREA Plat Plan #2
Plat Description
Road Work underway 8-2009 Review the access road work preformed in August of 2009.
View from southeast  section of property looking north
View looking westerly from transmitter building. You can see the power pole marked 505 (505 N. Boland St.). This power pole has a transformer that services the transmitter building. (10-3-2007, I informed JEA that trees were growing in to the wire between the building and the power pole. This wood mulch has now been covered by concrete sand and stone, leveled 8-2009.
Looking West from transmitter building at Southwest guide wire foundation.
View looking westerly from transmitter building. You can see the power pole marked 505 (505 N. Boland St.). This power pole has a transformer that services the transmitter building. (10-3-2007, I informed JEA that trees were growing in to the wire between the building and the power pole. This wood mulch has now been covered by concrete sand and stone, leveled 8-2009.
Road work in August of 2008 complete. It is now safe to drive a car on this road. 8-17-2009
8-17-2009 - You can just make out the clearing at the end of the new road work. to the left is one of the guide wire foundations and a view to the small transmitter building.
Approaching the last power pole before the transmitter building. Stay in the center of the road way!
Road work completed in August of 2009 has made a big differance.
Looking Northwest at the southwest guide wire foundation. This wood mulch has now been covered by concrete sand and stone, leveled 8-2009.
Looking west down the new road.  10 yards to my West is a new culvert with short ditches on each side dug when installing the new road. There is a length of pipe installed under the road. I have pointed out to the authorized staff this area to be careful as the road narrows at the culvert. This wood mulch has now been covered by concrete sand and stone, leveled 8-2009.
Looking South standing close to the culvert
The road is now quite stable after the upgrades in August of 2009. Looking eastward you can see the fence posts. Update 10-09-2007 The Gate is now installed and locked.
Update 10-09-2007 The Gate is now installed and locked.
Looking north down Boland Street. I'm standing at our Southwest Corner looking at the Northwest Corner at the end of the street.
In the background you can see the top of the 210 foot tower.
Old entrance from Kona This entrance is on JEA property and will be closed soon.
Old entrance from Kona This entrance is on JEA property and will be closed soon.
Old entrance from Kona This entrance is on JEA property and will be closed soon.

Tower and Guide Wires

 

View from southeast  section of property looking north. This shows most of the 210 foot tower.
Southeast guide wire foundation
Southeast guide wire foundation.
Southeast guide wire foundation.
Looking North past the Transmitter Building from the south east guide wire foundation area.
Looking North past the Transmitter Building. You can see the transmitter fence on the left
Looking North past the Transmitter Building
North Guide Wire Foundation
Looking North-Northeast at the North Guide Wire Foundation. 10-03-2007 Just after 7 inches of rain in past 24 hours. You can see water flowing through the swamp at about 4 miles per hour. traveling from the Northeast to the Northwest
Looking North-Northeast at the North Guide Wire Foundation. 10-03-2007 Just after 7 inches of rain in past 24 hours. You can see water flowing through the swamp at about 4 miles per hour. traveling from the Northeast to the Northwest
Looking South past the transmitter building from the north guide wire foundation area.
Looking southeast from transmitter building at southeast guide wire foundation.

Utilities Electrical and Phone Service

View from southeast  section of property looking north
Transformer view of the power pole marked 501 on Boland Street at new entrance gate. There is a fuse on this pole that needs to be reset from time to time. Because we are next door to a JEA substation the fuse on this pole is 65 AMPs 15500 Volts Service.
This power pole is marked 501 and is viewed here from Boland Street at new entrance gate.
Power Pole marked 501 on Boland Street at new entrance gate.
Transformer view of the power pole marked 501 on Boland Street at new entrance gate.
Transformer on power pole marked 505. Wire travels to the right to our building. You can see the pole from Boland Street about 100 Yards to the east.
View looking easterly from transmitter building. You can see the power pole marked 505 (505 N. Boland St.). This power pole has a transformer that services the transmitter building. (10-3-2007, I informed JEA that trees were growing in to the wire between the building and the power pole.
Power pole marked 505 Update 10-09-2007 There is now a "NO TRESPASSING" sign installed on this pole. There is a newer marker lower on this pole with the numbers in a yellow background the new numbers 507
This is the phone pole on Kona Ave. it is marked with # 8501. It is located near the old Kona entrance to our lot through JEA Property.
Phone service pole on JEA property or easement from Kona Ave. Between Boland Street and  Century it is marked above with # 8501.
Looking south at an old phone service pole on JEA property approaching Kona Ave. This pole has rotted at the base and is leaning over. UPDATE 10-2007 The phone service company has installed a new underground cable.

Transmitter Equipment

Nautel 1KW Transmitter.
Looking at the floor of the transmitter building water is under both transmitters. 1/2 inch of water in the back of the transmitter building, dry up front. 10-03-2007 Just after 7 inches of rain in past 24 hours.
Looking at the floor of the transmitter building water is under the new transmitter. 1/2 inch of water in the back of the transmitter building, dry up front. 10-03-2007 Just after 7 inches of rain in past 24 hours.
Onan Switch Panel and Electrical Panels,=.
Equipment Rack with Remote CTRL and Microwave Receiver.
Interior North Wall of Transmitter Building
Old Harris Tube Transmitter, Not Used
AC unit on east wall. This unit has a problem that when the power fails and is restored the unit must be restarted. A Unit should be found that does not need to be manually restarted.

Building

Taken on 8-18-2009

Looking North at the transmitter building. Update 10/09/2007 There is now a new gate door and the fencing in from of this building has been repaired and Locked.

 
Looking west at the transmitter building. You can see the AC window unit through the fence.
Looking Northwest at the transmitter building.

Surrounding Area

View down old entrance from Kona This entrance is on JEA property and will be closed soon.
Transition from our property to the newly cleared lot to our East.  The woods end on our Property line.
Transition from our property to the newly cleared lot to our East.  The woods end on our Property line.
Century intersection with Kona Ave.
Intersection of Century and Kona Ave.
Looking down Kona from Century.
This picture shows the top of our Tower. The cleared lot in the foreground is not ours. Our property begins to the Northwest near the Tree Line. This view is from Kona Ave.

Issues

Looking South standing close to the culvert. We need to make sure this Culver is maintained and water can flow under through the 6" Pipe from South to North. Update 10-09-2007 There are now several reflectors installed on each side of the road, warning drivers to stay in the middle of the roadway over the culvert.
Looking south standing close to the culvert. Water was draining from the soil into the short drainage ditch. There is now 10-4-2007 already some blockage of the pipe that I will clear at my next visit.  UPDATE 10-09-2007 Blockage has been cleared.
Looking northwest approaching the culvert. Update 10-09-2007 There are now several reflectors installed on each side of the road, warning drivers to stay in the middle of the roadway over the culvert.
Looking northwest approaching the culvert. You can just make out the 6" drainage pipe under the roadway making up the culvert. Update 10-09-2007 There are now several reflectors installed on each side of the road, warning drivers to stay in the middle of the roadway over the culvert.

New pictures showing repaired fence at front and surrounding the Transmitter Building.
Cleaning up the brush around the transmitter building.
Base of Tower ID 1045448, FAA Contact No: (877) 487-6867
Empty LP Fuel Tank
Empty LP Fuel Tank
Tuning Apparatus
WJAX 1220 AM, Nautel 1kw Solid State Transmitter Front Meters

 

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