WRLP Tower

Coordinates: 42°45′35″N 72°25′59″W / 42.75972°N 72.43306°W / 42.75972; -72.43306
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WRLP Tower
WRLP Tower is located in New Hampshire
WRLP Tower
Location within New Hampshire
Alternative namesGunn Mountain Tower
General information
StatusStanding, not in use
TypeTelevision mast
Town or cityWinchester, New Hampshire
CountryUnited States
Coordinates42°45′35″N 72°25′59″W / 42.75972°N 72.43306°W / 42.75972; -72.43306
Elevation940 feet (286.5 m)
(elevation at base)
ClientWRLP (1966–1978)
OwnerB Meltel, LLC
Height663 feet (202 m)

The WRLP Tower, also known as the Gunn Mountain Tower, is a guyed television mast located in Winchester, New Hampshire, United States. Constructed in 1966, the registered height of the structure is 663 feet (202 m).[2] The tower bears FCC registration number 1023108.[2] It is the tallest man-made structure in the state of New Hampshire.[citation needed]

WRLP constructed a television mast prior to their debut on May 15, 1957.[3] That tower had to be taken down in August 1966 after a small aircraft struck a guy wire during dense fog, killing both occupants of the aircraft.[4][5][6] The existing tower was built as a replacement later that year.[7] WRLP ceased operation on April 9, 1978,[8] but the tower remains standing.

As of September 2004, photographs of the tower showed that the antenna assembly atop the mast had been removed,[9] likely reducing its actual height from its registered height.

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  1. ^ "Antenna Structure Registration". FCC.gov. February 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc. "FCCInfo Structure Registration Results". fccinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "RadioDXer.com-->WRLP-TV, Channel 32, Greenfield, MA". Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved 2016-05-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Father, Son Killed in Plane Crash On Gunn Mountain in New Hampshire". Bennington Banner. Bennington, Vermont. UPI. August 16, 1966. p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "WRLP Tower Coming Down". Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro, Vermont. August 22, 1966. p. 12. Retrieved December 8, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "NTSB Identification: NYC67A0027". ntsb.gov. National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Progress Report". Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro, Vermont. October 21, 1966. p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Carvill, George (April 7, 1978). "WRLP Demise Upsets Cable Owners". Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro, Vermont. p. 1. Retrieved December 8, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Gun Hill Tribute". necrat.us. Retrieved December 8, 2020.

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