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FF1975 Memphis Radio Sta WREC SW Mast -- Memphis TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 11.659 W 090° 00.647
15S E 772166 N 3898686
Quick Description: Twin transmitter towers for Memphis radio station WREC are located in North Memphis. The towers are both NGS benchmarks. The waymarked tower is FF1975 Memphis Radio Sta WREC SW Mast.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2019 7:48:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM10C71
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
The classic 1920s-style twin transmitter towers for WREC AM 600 and WREC-FM 102.7 are easily spotted from the I-40 in North Memphis TN. These two towers are also US National Geodetic Survey benchmarks FF1975 and FF1966.

From the NGS datasheet: (visit link)

"FF1975 DESIGNATION - MEMPHIS RADIO STA WREC SW MAST
FF1975 PID - FF1975
FF1975 STATE/COUNTY- TN/SHELBY
FF1975 USGS QUAD - NORTHWEST MEMPHIS (1997)
FF1975
FF1975 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL
FF1975 ___________________________________________________________________
FF1975* NAD 83(1995)- 35 11 39.52632(N) 090 00 37.63054(W) ADJUSTED
FF1975* NAVD 88 -
FF1975 ___________________________________________________________________
FF1975
FF1975_MARKER: 42 = RADIO/TV MAST
FF1975
FF1975 HISTORY - Date Condition Recov. By
FF1975 HISTORY - 1957 FIRST OBSERVED CGS
FF1975
FF1975 STATION DESCRIPTION
FF1975
FF1975''DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 (WNM)
FF1975''THE STATION IS THE TOP OF THE MAST WHICH IS PAINTED IN ALTERNATE
FF1975''SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL RED AND WHITE. THE OVERALL HEIGHT
FF1975''OF THE MAST IS 421 FEET.
FF1975''
FF1975''THE MAST IS LOCATED JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF OVERTON
FF1975''CROSSING ROAD AND HINDMAN FERRY ROAD WHICH IS ABOUT A MILE
FF1975''NORTH OF THE MEMPHIS CITY LIMITS."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Radio/TV Mast

County: Shelby Co. TN

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): NW Memphis

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: FF1975

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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