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I believe this is H003XC250 in Houston at the West Park Toll Road and Beltway 8. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I was driving 75 MPH and held down the shutter on the my EVO LTE. Wish I had my DSLR and wasn't driving.

 

Always wondered how they worked on antennas a top transmission lines. Not for the faint of heart, but I wouldn't expect the gentlemen who do this for a living to be scared of much. I'm especially fascinated with this as I am an Electrical Engineer (Don't mess around with HV though). Because of this site, all I do on my commute now is stare at cell towers and power lines.

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I believe this is H003XC250 in Houston at the West Park Toll Road and Beltway 8. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I was driving 75 MPH and held down the shutter on the my EVO LTE. Wish I had my DSLR and wasn't driving.

 

Always wondered how they worked on antennas a top transmission lines. Not for the faint of heart, but I wouldn't expect the gentlemen who do this for a living to be scared of much. I'm especially fascinated with this as I am an Electrical Engineer (Don't mess around with HV though). Because of this site, all I do on my commute now is stare at cell towers and power lines.

 

I also find myself noticing towers/sites more than I had in the past due to this site. I was in the verge of leaving sprint -- but now that I am seeing results I just might stick with it -- I don't know what I would do with myself if was wasn't watching for bars/speeds/3G indicators (someday 4G) etc... Whenever NV is complete it will be boring!

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I believe this is H003XC250 in Houston at the West Park Toll Road and Beltway 8. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I was driving 75 MPH and held down the shutter on the my EVO LTE. Wish I had my DSLR and wasn't driving.

 

Always wondered how they worked on antennas a top transmission lines. Not for the faint of heart, but I wouldn't expect the gentlemen who do this for a living to be scared of much. I'm especially fascinated with this as I am an Electrical Engineer (Don't mess around with HV though). Because of this site, all I do on my commute now is stare at cell towers and power lines.

 

LONG ago (50 years?) my dad worked on putting in some big electric towers/power lines like those. He didn't talk much about those times, just if you a tool slips never try to catch it just climb down and get it.

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I also find myself noticing towers/sites more than I had in the past due to this site. I was in the verge of leaving sprint -- but now that I am seeing results I just might stick with it -- I don't know what I would do with myself if was wasn't watching for bars/speeds/3G indicators (someday 4G) etc... Whenever NV is complete it will be boring!

 

I agree! But, have no fear, when NV is complete, then we have NV 2.0 to entice us!

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Helicopters and cranes are used to 'fly' the equipment in, but the crew still has to climb to reach the equipment as well as run the feedlines/hybrid cables.

 

I've only every built rooftop sites and they have their own set of challenges, but I've seen them all.

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I know when they were taking down the old microwave tower a few blocks away I could see them out of my office window. They would pick the guys up in a basket with the crane and place them on the top of the tower as they took piece by piece down of the structure. Cheaters! ;)

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I know when they were taking down the old microwave tower a few blocks away I could see them out of my office window. They would pick the guys up in a basket with the crane and place them on the top of the tower as they took piece by piece down of the structure. Cheaters! ;)

 

My co-workers and I watched everyday from the Chase building. haha

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Yes, and ATT was in a bad need of some panels on it for the downtown area. Probably one of the very very few that I can think of where AT&T has poor coverage and Sprint does not.

 

I've seen quite a few long lines set ups being used for cell antennas. The ones I've seen have left the old microwave antennas intact though.

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This entire site is gone. All the supports were cut out and dug out down to build a new basement. Supposed to be for generators and new switching facility from my what I was told.

 

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This entire site is gone. All the supports were cut out and dug out down to build a new basement. Supposed to be for generators and new switching facility from my what I was told.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

Yep.

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/2901705-125/att-to-upgrade-br-facility

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I believe this is H003XC250 in Houston at the West Park Toll Road and Beltway 8. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I was driving 75 MPH and held down the shutter on the my EVO LTE. Wish I had my DSLR and wasn't driving.

 

Always wondered how they worked on antennas a top transmission lines. Not for the faint of heart, but I wouldn't expect the gentlemen who do this for a living to be scared of much. I'm especially fascinated with this as I am an Electrical Engineer (Don't mess around with HV though). Because of this site, all I do on my commute now is stare at cell towers and power lines.

 

On my commute I stare for cell towers but in some of the more "well to do" townships and localities that I pass through on my commute from Philadelphia to NYC and back everyday they are stealth and quite a few Cell-Pines along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in NJ.

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