The Master Antenna Switch at Empire State
This photo shows the main coaxial switch for the master and Alford FM antennas, located in the 87th Floor combiner room. The switch is a manual design to ensure no activation occurs without local human intervention and clearance from all FM master antenna users.
Despite appearances, the FM stations at Empire operate with a moderate output power, an average of 5500 watts each. This is because of the height of the Empire State Building, which is over 1000 feet above average terrain.
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