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Here are photos of a stealth Flagpole being upgraded at Hagerstown Fairgrounds, in Hagerstown, Md.

Shentel area install, Lucent equipment.

 

EDIT -  Looks like the photos posted in reverse order.  Photo 6 is the first one and the last one is Photo 1.

 

Photo 1 - 3 800 meg radios with RF Combiners

Photo 2 - 3 1900 Radios

Photo 3 - 3 more 1900 radios

Photo 4 - Vertical photo of all radios

Photo 5 - Side view of 800 radios

Photo 6 - Stealth Flagpole with 3 standard antennas with 800 and 1900.

 

The radios are much to big to hide on a flagpole so they are Ground mounted with approximately 75 feet of 1 1/2 coax cable headed to the antennas. Six wires on each antenna.

Earlier Shentel installs had 1900 radios that looked different.

The base station is inside another shelter and not available for a photo.  Fiber optics from the base station to the radios of about 50 feet.

 

The existing solid fence around the flagpole is about 6 Feet tall. The radio equipment is 12 foot tall, so it looks like a 12 foot fence will be needed for camouflage.

 

Another carrier (NTELOS) will be installing antennas below the Sprint antennas.  Not going to be an easy job for sure.

 

And YES, you can talk to these guys without getting shot or going to jail. They were very nice guys and enjoyed talking about their work. This site is very unique according to them.  Other sites are somewhat standard and easier to do.

 

And YES, the 800 meg is turned on all over Hagerstown at the other sites and it is fantastic.

Go Shentel.  They get it done correctly and serve us well.

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Agreed on Shentel being an excellent company. I doubt I'd still be with Sprint if I lived in a corporate market. Also, I agree that now with 800mhz I have absolutely fantastic in building coverage.

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Nice pics..  do you have any high res ones? 

 

I wonder why they need the RF combiners.  At first I thought you were confusing the ESMR filters but I see those.  I usually only see the RF combiners when they are running 4 RRUs per sector.

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Nice pics..  do you have any high res ones? 

 

I wonder why they need the RF combiners.  At first I thought you were confusing the ESMR filters but I see those.  I usually only see the RF combiners when they are running 4 RRUs per sector.

Would they be combining 800 voice and 800 LTE into one antenna??

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Nice pics.. do you have any high res ones?

 

I wonder why they need the RF combiners. At first I thought you were confusing the ESMR filters but I see those. I usually only see the RF combiners when they are running 4 RRUs per sector.

 

 

Would they be combining 800 voice and 800 LTE into one antenna??
.. Cause they can its called hi tech

 

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Nice pics.. do you have any high res ones?

 

I wonder why they need the RF combiners. At first I thought you were confusing the ESMR filters but I see those. I usually only see the RF combiners when they are running 4 RRUs per sector.

 

 

Would they be combining 800 voice and 800 LTE into one antenna??

Don't think so as that is handled by one RRU.

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