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Tower Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by Steve B, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Steve B

    Steve B Bronze Senior Member
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    I believe this to be AT&T's monopole a block away from my house. They are obviously doing something to it since the top half is exposed now. Can anyone here tell me what they might be doing to it?
     

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    It's hard to say just by looking at it. Maybe one of the TMA's (Tower Mounted Amplifiers, the little gray box) got damaged and needed to be replaced. Or maybe some water got into one of the cables and needs to be replaced. Or maybe the antenna was only single band (ie: 1900Mhz) and they are adding a second band to it (eg. 800Mhz) and need to swap the antenna out. Hard to say, could be anything really.
     
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    I was curious. It's been exposed like that now for at least a week.
     
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    I guess the field-service guy is taking a long lunch? :p ...or more likely waiting for some parts to come in?
     
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    Well, yesterday they added another set of long panels below the top ones you see in the picture. So I'm guessing LTE upgrade.
     
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