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Sutro Tower digital antenna conversion schedule

June 9th, 2009

As of 11:59 pm Friday, June 12th, all analog television transmissions will be discontinued.  Stations will be broadcasting only digital signals.   Sutro Tower stations will broadcast on the same antennas they are now using for digital transmission with the exception of KGO-TV Channel 7.

KGO-TV will broadcast on a new auxiliary antenna during some parts of the work day from Monday, June 15th through Wednesday, June 17th.  Beginning Thursday, June 18th, KGO-TV will operate full time on the auxiliary antenna for 4-5 weeks while the old main analog antenna is removed and a new main digital antenna is installed at the top of the tower.

Since analog transmissions will be discontinued and KGO-TV operates at a much lower power than the other stations, the R-F exposure will be the same or lower than it is today.

After the new KGO antenna is installed, new main antennas will be installed at the top of the tower for the other stations.  This may require some or all stations to operate on auxiliary antennas during some parts of some work days.  You will be notified with a more specific schedule in a few weeks.
Before multiple stations begin using the auxiliary antenna,  R-F exposure will be measured to insure levels are below Federal Communications Commission safety standards.  You will be notified when these measurements are scheduled.

Gene Zastrow
General Manager, Sutro Tower Inc.

Palo Alto (Ave.) Temporary Pump Station Removal

April 17th, 2009

The Water Department reports that the temporary pump station at Palo Alto Ave. and Marview will be removed and the area regraded beginning the week of April 20, 2009. The new pump station has been landscaped and fencing has been removed.

Sutro Tower and Neighborhoods Reach Agreement

December 31st, 2008

Sutro Tower, Inc. has reached an agreement with three neighborhood associations regarding notice of changes, testing for the levels of radio frequency emissions, and other matters. You can download and read this agreement in PDF form.

Laguna Honda meeting WED September 24th, 2008

September 21st, 2008

Laguna Honda Hospital
Laguna Honda Hospital
Replacement Program Update
Main Hospital Building
3RD Floor Library

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
7:00-8:30 P.M.

Construction tour starts at 5:45 p.m. meet at City Trailer #3

Disability Access
MUNI metro subway, most motorbus lines and Forest Hill Station are wheelchair accessible, as are all entries to the hospital.  To request alternate format of materials, real time captioning, sign language interpreters or other accommodations for a disability, contact: Arla Escontrias,
(415) 759-4597 or

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