Here are some views from January of 2006 from the Pu`u Alala tower site
on the east side of the Big Island, just north of Hilo.
Pu`u Alala (Crow Hill) is the antenna site for a number of FM and TV stations in the Hilo market.
The towers at Pu`u Alala from the access road.
The Pu`u Alala tower site is around 760 feet above sea level, and located on the east side of the Big Island of Hawai`i. The main self-supporting tower supports 3 FM stations combined into one master antenna. A second guyed tower supports one FM and a UHF TV antenna.
The towers at sunset.
The master combined antenna is visible on the main tower on the left.
The view east from 100 feet above ground.
The tower casts a big shadow in the afternoon.
2600 miles straight ahead is the west coast of Mexico.
Inside the main equipment building is the ERI multi-station combiner.
One of the 10KW transmitters
STL and control equipment adjacent to another 10KW transmitter.
Inside the other equipment shelter
And looking west towards 14,000 ft. Mauna Kea (on a clear day).
Looking up the inside of the main tower.
Looking south over Pepe`ekeo and Hilo Bay in the distance.
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