Terraserver photo showing antenna fields.
Nice shot of open wire transmission lines.
Pennsuco had originally been merely a TD-2 repeater, the most southerly on the route down the Everglades along US 27. When it was time to clear the HF transmitters out of Ojus (TRT shut down its HF operations), ATT built a whole new remote controlled HF plant (a bit smaller since HF operations were shrinking) at Pennsuco.From the USCG website: FCC permits AT&T to Close High Seas Coast Stations:
20 Sep 99. In a Report and Order released Aug 9, 1999, the
authorized AT&T to discontinue its High Seas HF radio-telephone
through its three Maritime Mobile Public Coast Stations, KMI (at Dixon, California), WOM (at Pennsuco, Florida) and WOO (at Ocean Gate,
New Jersey), effective October 8, 1999. Although the USCG cannot compensate for this loss of service, it will continue to accept HF
radiotelephone distress and safety calls on 2182 kHz and selected HF channels, and will also continue to broadcast weather information on 2670
kHz and selected HF frequencies and schedules. The USCG regrets to see these stations close, but is thankful for the years of faithful service
provided by AT&T and its employees in operating these stations for the maritime community. Download a MS-Word copy of FCC Ruling .
Webmaster note: This page was originally at
http://users.shore.net/%7Emfoster/Pensucco.htm, but that site appears
to be dead. The information above was retrieved from the Internet Archive and very slight modified for presentation here.