This page is for pictures taken of shortwave radio station KNLS. KNLS is located 4 miles south of Anchor Point, Alaska and 11 miles north west of Homer, Alaska. We were there from July 1989 to May 1992.
Here is the building with the main transmitting antenna in the background. The antenna is a TCI 611. It has a forward gain of 21.7 dbi and a take off angle of around 7 to 10 degrees. The antenna is also electrically steerable plus or minus 30 degrees in 15 degree increments with 300 degrees on the compass being the center slew. When the antenna is set for 270 degrees it is aimed at Tokyo, Japan and the back of the antenna is pointing towards Altanta, Georgia. These pictures are taken from backside of the antenna looking west.
A few more pictures of the building.
Inside the building. Today, programming comes from a 4mm dat tape and a Mac. The transmitter is controled by a pc. This picture did get published in a communications magazine.
Here is the KNLS coverage map.
Some outside shots and scenery.
I need to add a few more with out snow.
In 1990 Mount Redoubt erupted several times. Here are some pictures showing the clouds formed from the eruption and the ash on our snow. Not too long afterward we had 18 inches of snow and all the ash was covered up.
The ash fallout was like someone cleaning out their fireplace and then dumping it on everything.