On September 11, 2001, Six broadcast engineers were working on the 104th & 110th floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
These six gentlemen lost their lives on that fateful morning along with 2,971 other souls.
May they rest in peace.
This NECRAT page is dedicated to the memory of the victims of
terroist attacks, and the World Trade Center broadcast site.
Watch this tribute to Don DiFranco produced by WABC-TV. (09/2022)
This was the frozen image seen all over the northeast on WPIX's satellite feed.
This feed stayed on satellite until WPIX was able to get a backup path
to the satellite transmitter. This is one of the only known copies (if the only copy) of
this image on the internet. Courtesy goes to my Father who recorded this
image on that fateful morning. Please only resuse with credit to NECRAT.US
Here is a rare look at the whole mast of the tower.
You will have to excuse the picture quality,
as it comes from a print photograph I purchased
back in 2001. Click the image to see a
large copy of it. Please do not reuse this image.
I am using it under permission of the photographer
with the request of anonymity.
Here is a video shot by the helicopter of WNBC-TV, as requested
by their engineering staff in the winter of 2000, to look at
ice buildup on the antenna mast. The two bay batwing at the top
was the channel 4/5 antenna. (Notice the Helicopter getting
several closeups of that antenna system, and the ice.)
(Pilot Dennis Protsko)
Here is another video, this one from YouTube user JTComms shot on
July 15, 2001. The gentleman in the video describing the view
and the antennas is Rod Coppola of WNET-TV. One of the six
engineers who passed away less than two months later from the attacks.
World Trade Center Broadcast Tennant Information
|NBC Urgent Alert Message. This message was sent to all the NBC stations on the morning of 9/11|
09/11/2001 08:53 EDT
All stations go to GE-1/3 NOW!
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Bob Pattison - WCBS-TV
Isaias Rivera - WCBS-TV
Don DiFranco - WABC-TV
William Steckman - WNBC-TV
Rod Coppola - WNET
Steven Jacobson - Michael Fenichel / www.fenichel.com/N2SJ.shtml