June 18, 2024

It was discovered today that OPB’s transmitter on Glenada Hill had failed. There were already plans to replace it with a new transmitter and that was done at approximately 1:00 PM today. The transmitter that was replaced today and the two transmitters that we proactively replaced last week were all older and obsolete. All of our transmitters are the same modern model now that those three transmitters have been replaced which should improve the signal quality and reliability of KEPB (28.x), KEZI (9.x) and KLSR (34.x).

Please accept our apologies for the unanticipated interruption of OPB’s service.

West Lane Translator Incorporated owns and operates a substantial communications tower in the Florence, Oregon market. Our facilities are located at the top of Glenada Hill, south of the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence. We currently have available tower inventory at all levels for lease. Contact us for a consultation on how we can assist your business in achieving its communications goals.

    Whether your requirements are for point-to-point, land mobile two-way, cellular, broadcast or broadband, West Lane Translator can supply the most complete coverage in Florence and western Lane County. Our 240-foot, self-supporting tower has unobstructed line-of-sight to all of the Florence market, as well as Dunes City/Westlake, parts of Siltcoos Lake, Highway 101 from Heceta Head to north Douglas County and east up Highway 126 as far as Mapleton. No other tower in the area provides as much open propagation as WLT’s.
    Public access to the private forest land surrounding WLT’s compound is restricted by locked gates and patrolled by the landowner. The tower and supporting facilities are further protected by security fencing and a second locked gate.
    The Valmont tower at our facility was designed and built to survive a 9.0 earthquake, it meets all current tower specifications. Additionally, WLT maintains a permanently-installed, 40kW diesel generator to provide backup power to user’s equipment in the event of a power failure. The site is served by utility power, underground telephone service, and fiber-optic cable. Three-phase utility power is nearby.
    West Lane Translator has maintained this site since 1959. Continuing stewardship of this facility is one of WLT’s primary goals.
    Our facilities are accessible year-round due to the relatively mild weather in this part of the state. The gravel road into the site is well-maintained, and not overly rugged. Four-wheel-drive is not a necessity to access the site. Sanitary facilities are provided for the use of our tenants, workers and visitors as well as personnel of adjoining facilities.
    All levels of the tower are available for the mounting of antenna apparatus. If your equipment installation needs are modest, we have equipment rack space available in our climate-controlled main building. If you need more space, we have a 12’ by 26’ fully air-conditioned facility ready to occupy. Users needing their own equipment shelters will find that there is ample area adjacent to the tower, needing minimal preparation for use. Base-of-tower outdoor-installed equipment is easily accommodated as well.
    WLT’s lease offerings are competitively priced.

To learn more about our facilities and set up a consultation to discuss your needs, please use our Contact Form to submit an inquiry. Someone from our organization will respond to your message shortly.

Site Name: Glenada Hill (aka “Parachute Hill”)

Address: 5909 E. Glenada Road

Coordinates: N 43° 57’ 22.1” W 124° 4’ 29.9”

Site Elevation: 709’ (216m) AMSL

ASRN: 1267055

Manufacturer: Valmont Structures

Year Built: 2008

Height: 240’ (73.2m)

Line-of-sight to:
Herman Peak (Florence)
Prairie Peak (Horton/Deadwood)
Walker Mtn. (Walton)
Blanton Heights (Eugene)
Coburg Ridge/Mt. Tom (Eugene)
Current users and leasees:
Allen Media Broadcasting
Bicoastal Media
Charter Communications
Coast Broadcasting
Cox Media Group
Family Stations, Inc.
KXCR Community Radio
Lane Community College
Lane County Sheriffs Office
Lane Radio Interoperability Group
McKenzie River Broadcasting
Oregon Coast Emergency Repeater, Inc.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Sinclair Broadcast Group
University of Oregon
Verizon Wireless