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This is an old tower that is being used by Rogers Wireless.
Wow that is an strange tower. Nice find. Was this used for some microwave system mack in the day?
Thanks! I see this tower all the time. Its kind of plain looking for a cell tower though, ha ha.
(Microwave??) I'm not sure, but its possible that's what it was used for in the earlier days. There is actually a small dish on the other side of the tower, further down not visible in the pic, but I'm not sure what its used for.
I just took some more pics today and here is another tower with pretty much the same design. Its on the left...
The dish or drum on the tower is probably a Microwave backhaul.
In the US there was an old Microwave network that would bounce long distance telephone calls and television broadcasts across the country. If I understand it right, a signal would go from tower to tower across the country until it was near its destination and then it would go into a hardline. This has been replaced by fiber and other methods now.
This was the system in the US and I doubt the tower you have is big enough for anything like this. I was just pondering what the tower in your picture could have been previously used for because it is rather odd.
Oh ok, thats what those are. I was thinking they were some sort of old Microwave tower. I've seen quite a few of those in the USA, as well as the pics on here, and the American Tower website. You guys have tons of them. I have yet to see one of that design here in Canada.
Yeah, the tower is a different design, the only ones I've seen are this one and the one in the link I put up that are actual cell towers. I've seen two shorter ones that have the big dishes on them, but no cellular activity I don't think. Maybe when I get around to it I'll go visit them and take a few pics for ya.