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US HWY 281 corridor

220-ft guyed tower on high hill in central ND. This site still has two 150 MHz IMTS channels operational on it.

US HWY 281 corridor
ndtoddman, Jul 2, 2006
North Dakota(ND)
Structure Type:
Radio/Latticed tower
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
Cellular 800/850 MHz
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    • JFB
      Thanks for posting our first cell sites from North Dakota. Nice pictures!
    • JTVOIP
      What are the IMTS channels used for?
    • Andy
      That site seems to sit far above the average terrain. I'm sure this spreads the signal quite far. Interesting to see both carriers use Omnis, I guess capacity must not be an issue.
    • ndtoddman
      The IMTS channels were the first full duplex mobile telephone system operational in this area. I'm not sure when it was installed but I think it was in the late 70's or early 80's. I do not belive that there are any paying customers using the system anymore.

      This site was also the first site to bring AMPS to this area. As is somewhat common out here, you will find cell sites located on high natural elevation or tall towers in the middle of not much population. These sites were designed to cover a large area for analog mobiles. Now, there are many other CDMA sites that have been constructed to provide better coverage along corridors and population. Both Verizon and Alltel run one CDMA controler at this site.
    • Andy
      Sorry for this dumb question, but what exactly is a CDMA controler???
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