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Charlotte Douglas Airport

There is a light beacon atop this cell tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Located next to the "Cell Phone Lot" parking lot, this is the only freestanding cell tower on airport property. The beacon light is white & blue with a red strobe. The beacon light is visible from atop Crowder's Mountain, west of Gastonia, 20 miles away.

Charlotte Douglas Airport
KyleAndMelissa22, Aug 14, 2008
North Carolina(NC)
Location / Street Address:
Old Dowd Road (South Of US-29)
Landmarks or cross street:
Chalotte Douglas Int'l Airport
ZIP Code:
Structure Type:
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Overall Height (in feet):
180 feet
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
    • Der84
      Looking at it magnified, is that big yellow thing at the top the beacon light??
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      Yes it is. :) At night it lights up and spins.

      I wonder who thought of this new use of a cell tower for communication? :browani:
    • Der84
      There are actually a couple of towers in Canada that I've taken pics of that have a spinning strobe light as well. Two of the Rogers towers have a white strobe light, and the two Telus towers have a yellow light. All four of them spin constantly all day, but are easier to see at night... :p
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      Here is a picture of this tower with the beacon lit up.

      Sorry about the bad quality,
      it was taken during bad weather from a half a mile away inside the terminal.

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    North Carolina (NC)
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    Ground Level Altitude (in feet):
    765 feet
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