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Jay2TheRescue

Naked Flagpole on Rt 7

This is a naked flagpole tower located behind Enterprise car rentals on Rt 7. I've never seen a flag on it in the 4 years I've lived here.

Naked Flagpole on Rt 7
Jay2TheRescue, Oct 28, 2005
City:
Sterling
State:
Virginia(VA)
Location / Street Address:
Rt 7 2 blocks from Loudoun / Fairfax county line
Landmarks or cross street:
Drainesville Road
ZIP Code:
20164
Structure Type:
Other
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Yes
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
2
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
NEXTEL
    • RJB
      Hmm can you put a flag on that??
    • ShoresGuy
      Looks kind of bleak to me, if you need to hide it, make the outer appearance a little nicer.
    • Andy
      This is an obvious eye soar, so why not just leave it as a normal "tower"??? I guess as long as you don't see the panels itself people are fine with it, huh?
    • ShoresGuy
      What are the two white box-type objects to the left of the flagpole?
    • Jay2TheRescue
      I'm not quite sure, it has something to do with the tower though (I think).
    • wirles
      They are GPS antenna. My crews built this tower about 5+ years ago. It was a Loudon County zoning requirement to build a 'stealth pole'. The antennas are a module at the top behind a fiberglass shroud. This is a legacy ATTWS site that is kept on air by Cingular (orange). It has an old TDMA base station, full Phase 2 E-911 capability (as does the entire county), and a high capacity GSM/GPRS/EDGE Ericsson radio set up.
    • Jay2TheRescue
      Don't forget NEXTEL...

      -Jay
    • Rollindown95
      Ok, now this isnt funny anymore, how the heck can you tell thats even a tower let alone that nextel and and att wireless are on it, please tell me u saw signs or sometin, cause if not, UR DAMN GOOD!!!

      maybe u wewre near it with ur phone and got a strong signal, is that it?
    • wirles
      Rollin,
      As for my recognition of sites, it comes from 12 years of building and testing them. On this particular site, I believe Nextel has their gear outside, while Cingular (Blue) is actually inside the building, downstairs. It is quite easy to recognize the difference between and outdoor cabinet that is iDen, versus CDMA and GSM. If you have ever seen them, they are usually (most major market carriers) easily identifiable.

      Plus, each of the big boys will have their own flavor of ground mounted extras, like GPS antennas and/or BCCH antennas (GSM Channel). The BCCH/GSM combo antennas are used for E-911 (Enhanced 911) service.

      They look like this:
      http://www.kathrein-scala.com/catalog/OG-860-1920-GPS-A.pdf
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  • Category:
    Virginia (VA)
    Uploaded By:
    Jay2TheRescue
    Date:
    Oct 28, 2005
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    Comment Count:
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