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Boone NC Hampton Inn

In downtown Boone, NC atop Hampton Inn. There was nothing else visible. This is one of the only cell-related structures that I saw in Boone. It is owned by Carolina West Wireless, which Gave me a -035 Rx signal here

Boone NC Hampton Inn
KyleAndMelissa22, Sep 3, 2007
Boone (Downtown)
North Carolina(NC)
Location / Street Address:
1075 Highway 105
Landmarks or cross street:
US Highway 221 (Blowing Rock Rd)
ZIP Code:
Structure Type:
Attached to or on a building
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Overall Height (in feet):
69 feet
Antenna Use:
Cellular 800/850 MHz
Number of Carriers:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      I'm just making sure this is really a cell panel. Only Carolina West gave a full -035 Rx signal here.
    • TelcomJunkie
      Yuppers, three dual pol antennas in there.
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      I actually didn't think this was a cell panel, since I've never seen a cellular antenna like this on a building,
      but I didn't know what else it could be....how common are these?
      And where/why do they usually use these instead of the typical flat sector panels?
    • chuikov
      The tube-shaped thingy is just a radome that covers three panel antennas that are mounted back-to-back on a thin pole going up the middle. It's a fully sectorized site with three panel antennas that both send and receive - similar to a typical flagpole site.
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      In the downtown Boone area, I didn't see any panel antennas along hwy 105 or 221.
      How many carriers can fit in this radome tube?
      Perhaps their using radomes to protect antennas from the wild mountain weather (wind, snow).
      I don't know why else they'd use an antenna setup like this. I haven't seen them in the Upstate.
    • TelcomJunkie
      In that particular tube? One.

      The radomes server two purposes, one is the weather protection you mentioned and the other is esthetics. While bulky, they do typically encompass the entire structure, both antennas and transmission lines.
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  • Category:
    North Carolina (NC)
    Uploaded By:
    Sep 3, 2007
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  • GPS Coord. LAT.:
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    Ground Level Altitude (in feet):
    3160 feet
    Cell ID (CID) or ASR# or FCC#:
    KNKN881 (SID 1522)
    Antenna Types:

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