Photos of WRMI antenna field damage

Since we’ve been following WRMI in the wake of Hurricane Irma, I’ve posted a few photos below that WRMI shared on their Facebook page. These photos give us an idea about the magnitude of damage to their antenna farm.

Amazingly, Jeff White confirmed a few days ago that WRMI is back up to full power on all of their frequencies.

All of the caption below were noted by WRMI:

One of the towers holding our 44-degree antenna to Europe was folded in the middle by the hurricane.

A mess of crossed transmission lines in the field.

Transmission lines on the ground that should be above ground on poles.

Transmission line poles were knocked down.

A second tower holding the 44-degree antenna was snapped in the middle.

We had some requests a few days ago from listeners who wanted to see a diagram of our transmitter-antenna connections. This may blow your mind, but here goes…

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6 thoughts on “Photos of WRMI antenna field damage

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  2. Richard Langley

    “Amazingly, Jeff White confirmed a few days ago that WRMI is back up to full power on all of their frequencies.”

    Not yet on transmitters 8, 13, and 14 at last check.

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  3. Tom Reitzel

    And WRMI thought they were prepared for a MAJOR hurricane? Irma was pretty much a dud when it struck Florida. Personally, I’d dismantle the Okeechobee facility as it’s only a matter of time before it’s BLOWN to pieces by a MAJOR hurricane.

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