RoveSite Information Sheet

Eagle Rock Reservation

West Orange, NJ

FN20vt


Site Description and Notes

Geographic Coordinates

  DD MM SS.S DD MM.MMMMM DD.DDDDD
Latitude 40 48' 12.8" N 40 48.21419' 40.80357
Longitude 74 14' 16.6" W -74 14.27759' -74.23796

Stats

Comments by Mark Herson, N2MH

July, 2001

Highlawn Pavillion is located a short distance from I-280 on the First Watchung Mountain Range. The site consists of a cliff overlooking New York City, and northeastern New Jersey. The radio view is useful for approximately 0 thru 150 degrees. The site is the parking lot of a public park of Essex County, NJ. It is also the approach for a very fancy Restaurant (The Highlawn Pavillion). The park closes at 11 pm at night.

Important Note - August, 2002

The parking lot that is most suitable for roving operations (right next to the cliff) is under construction and is closed. There is another parking lot at roughly the same elevation several hundred yards in from the cliff, but it doesn't have the same radio view as the preferred lot. It may be usable, but it won't be as good as the lot on the cliff, especially for microwaves.

Follow up Note - October, 2002

The parking lot project has finished and a new memorial to 9/11 has emerged. Part of the original parking lot has remained (and almost on the edge of the cliff). The other part of the parking lot has been turned into the memorial. A new parking area about 200 feet from the cliff has been created. Thus, the rover site is back in operation.

September, 2003

September, 2005


Antenna Bearings and Distances

Map with range rings

Map courtesy of AZ_PROJ by NA3T and NV3Z. (Each ring is 50 mi or 80 km apart.)

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Magnetic Declination (Variation)

Magnetic Declination, sometimes called Variation (especially in the aircraft world), is the difference between True North and Magnetic North. It is expressed in the number of degrees difference between the two directions and on which side of True North you will find Magnetic North.

(Declination was calculated on the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center web page at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/Declination.jsp)

Distance and Bearings Table

Notes:

The following table shows targets that are within 250 miles (400km) of this RoveSite.


Grid Locator Distance (mi) Distance (km) Bearing To (deg) Bearing From (deg) Description
FN34bi 246.480 396.671 3.87 184.09 Whiteface Mountain [NY]
FN23xc 159.027 255.929 4.29 184.45 WA2UMX Beacon [NY]
FN21xh 37.059 59.641 18.94 199.09 Bear Mountain (summit) [NY]
FN33kd 172.942 278.323 19.11 199.86 Mount Equinox
(WB1GQR contest group) [VT]
FN32jp 138.149 222.329 23.29 204.01 Mount Greylock
(W2SZ/1 Contest Group) [MA]
FN33sk 203.939 328.208 26.11 207.30 Mount Ascutney [VT]
FN43bj 216.011 347.637 33.71 215.31 Mount Kearsarge [NH]
FN42bu 187.090 301.093 39.83 221.40 Pack Monadnock [NH]
FN43mj 246.484 396.678 42.01 224.21 Dave, K1WHS [ME]
FN42bl 168.347 270.928 45.52 227.09 Mount Wachusett [MA]
FN43pf 247.337 398.050 46.36 228.73 Mount Agamenticus [ME]
FN31fh 50.456 81.201 46.78 227.24 Del, K1UHF [CT]
FN42em 179.574 288.997 48.35 230.10 Fruitlands [MA]
FN42fg 171.566 276.108 52.55 234.31 Westboro Water Tower (Newtons Hill) [MA]
FN31jh 63.416 102.058 57.32 237.99 Jeff, K1TEO [CT]
FN41gl 152.738 245.807 70.89 252.72 McSparren Hill [RI]
FN41hk 154.689 248.948 72.27 254.14 Beavertail Point [RI]
FM29pu 71.497 115.063 202.26 21.93 Russ, K2TXB [NJ]
FM29jw 76.802 123.600 220.59 39.98 W3CCX Beacon [PA]
FM19jh 188.484 303.336 237.49 55.58 Dave, K1RZ [MD]
FM19bb 226.887 365.140 239.56 57.23 Jim, W4RX [VA]
FM09uq 228.113 367.112 251.62 69.00 Sideling Hill [MD]
FM19hx 176.400 283.888 252.49 70.43 South Mountain
(K3EAR contest group) [PA]
FN00rg 230.408 370.806 262.54 79.73 Blue Knob [PA]
FN00sn 221.563 356.572 267.17 84.42 Wopsononock Mountain
(W3SO contest group) [PA]
FN21hb 60.620 97.559 286.14 105.41 Camelback Mountain
(W3CCX contest group) [PA]
FN11rh 126.108 202.951 287.15 105.63 Red Rock Mountain
(K3YTL Contest Group) [PA]
FN21bf 90.813 146.150 289.74 108.66 Herb, WA2FGK [PA]
FN12in 200.804 323.163 308.19 126.13 N2PA contest group [NY]
FN21oe 38.279 61.605 313.86 133.51 Normanoch Fire Tower
(N2NK contest group) [NJ]
FN13he 230.524 370.992 316.57 134.47 W2FU Contest Group [NY]
FN21qh 42.095 67.746 328.56 148.28 High Point [NJ]
FN21qi 44.506 71.625 331.90 151.64 I-84 Rest Stop [NY]

Visible Landmarks

(Useful for calibrating your rotator.)
Landmark Distance (mi) Bearing (deg)
George Washington Bridge 15 77
Empire State Building 14 106
Verranzo-Narrows Bridge 17 143

Photos

There are no photos available for this site.


Acknowledgements

Information on this page was obtained from N2MH

Last Update

This Information Sheet was last updated on December 18, 2008 at 00:15:19 GMT

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