Potosi Mountain

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Potosi Mountain
Mount Potosi from east 1.jpg
View from the east
Elevation 8,517 ft (2,596 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,012 ft (918 m)[2]
Location
Location Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Spring Mountains
Coordinates 35°57′56″N 115°30′05″W / 35.965497708°N 115.501504986°W / 35.965497708; -115.501504986Coordinates: 35°57′56″N 115°30′05″W / 35.965497708°N 115.501504986°W / 35.965497708; -115.501504986[1]
Topo map USGS Potosi

Potosi Mountain, located in Clark County, Nevada, is one of the six high points surrounding Las Vegas. Potosi Mountain is about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Las Vegas in the Spring Mountains, in Clark County of southern Nevada.

Potosi Mountain was the site of the TWA Flight 3 air crash that killed 22 passengers, most notably the actress Carole Lombard, on January 16, 1942.[3]

The Geographic Names Information System lists two variant names for the location: Double Up Mountain and Olcott Peak.[4]

Potosi Mountain Broadcast Facility[edit]

Potosi Mountain serves as a major FM broadcast transmitter site for Las Vegas, with 7 full power FM stations transmitting from the top of Potosi, along with 1 FM Translator.[5] The stations are KNPR 88.9, KCNV 89.7, KOMP 92.3, KPLV 93.1, and KXPT 97.1 all licensed to Las Vegas, KFRH 104.3 licensed to North Las Vegas, and KXTE 107.5, licensed to Pahrump, Nevada. A translator, K276BL, also operates from up here on 103.1, simulcasting KSOS 90.5 from Las Vegas. KXTE was the first tenant to broadcast from the top of the mountain and the first station in the United States to transmit in HD Digital.[6]

There is also an amateur television repeater, with the call sign N7ZEV, located here.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olcott". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. 
  2. ^ "Potosi Mountain, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Jane Ann (15 December 2013). "Author gives new insight into death of actress Carole Lombard". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Potosi Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "FCCInfo Search Results". FCCInfo.com. 
  6. ^ "Mount Potosi, Las Vegas, Nevada". Fybush.com. 
  7. ^ "Southern Nevada Repeater List". Amateur Electronic Supply. 

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