Did you know that Sandia means watermelon in Spanish?
According to Don, who is a long-time radar/radio expert, radio waves work off line of sight, which means radio towers can’t be blocked by trees/mountains/buildings. Therefore, radio towers are always positioned at the highest possible point in an area. Sandia Crest is at 10,678 feet.
It’s unfortunate that there are so many towers, isn’t it?
I did know it meant watermelon. 🙂 They named the mountains that in respect to their color during certain times of the day—or so says something I read in the Albuquerque airport while on a layover.
PS…I’m very proud of the fact that I can spell Albuquerque on the first try. I don’t know why, because there are so many other words that befuddle me.