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New Radio Tower @ intersection of US50 and US98

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There is a new radio tower with vertical and microwave antennas at the intersection of US50 (Creedmoor Road) and US98 (Durham Road) near Falls Lake. It is actually inside the cloverleaf intersection. I really don't know its height, but it looks similar to other commercial towers. The lat - long is 35.988856 - 78.686681.

Does anyone know what services are using it? Could it be a new Viper or Wake Simulcast site? I did an FCC search and maybe found it

Reg 1302876
File A1105188
Constructed 5/31/2018

North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Attention To: TSU - Spectrum Resources Manager
4231 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
Raleigh , NC 27699-4231

P: (888)928-4737
F: (919)662-4444
E: viper.tsu-fsm@ncshp.org

Here is the URL of the FCC data -
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=2702571
 
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There is a new radio tower with vertical and microwave antennas at the intersection of US50 (Creedmoor Road) and US98 (Durham Road) near Falls Lake. It is actually inside the cloverleaf intersection. I really don't know its height, but it looks similar to other commercial towers. The lat - long is 35.988856 - 78.686681.

Does anyone know what services are using it? Could it be a new Viper or Wake Simulcast site?
My informed guess would be the new Wake Creedmoor Tower:
http://www.wakegov.com/is/Documents/800%20MHz%20-%20BoC%20Work%20Session%209.9.13%20%2809-06-2013%20presentation%29.pdf

Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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Marshall, thanks. You always have an answer. I could be wrong but it seems the microwave antenna was pointed West toward Durham. I looked at the PPT file you referenced. So this would be a Wake Simulcast site?

Interesting, I live in Morrisville apparently between the Kitt Creek and Cary towers. I don't think I am experiencing any simulcast reception issues, Wake Simulcast comes in max on the signal strength meter (5 bars).

I do wish I could get a Viper site with the same strength. The Viper site I can monitor is West Raleigh (2 bars) but that signal strength varies and sometimes is un-receivable. Occasionally I can get 1 bar on the Durant Road site.

I really don't get Durham city very well. Sometimes I can get Chatham Mountain with a couple bars. Even the Siler City site comes in at 2 bars often. Camden Avenue site comes it at 3 bars, Cole Mill Road at 1 bar, and Brian Center at 3 bars consistently. Pretty often I get Eno Mountain site at 2 bars. And on many occasions I can get Butner site with 1 bar. Not too bad.

Again, thanks for your great help.
 

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That is correct.

It will be the new Creedmoor tower for Viper.

It will be operating off 700 Mhz. frequencies.

Call sign is WRAE-572

David
 

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Added to the database as site "999" in RFSS/Zone 1 for time being until I can verify Site Number.

Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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The site doesn't seem to be operational today. The frequencies listed were quiet and there were no "close calls" on my handheld scanner. I have attached a picture of the antenna.
 

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I can confirm the site is not operational at this time so it probably wouldn't hurt to remove from the database or at least move it to the wiki.
 

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The new tower is not operational today, at least I didn't get any hits on the expected frequencies nor any "close call" hits.
 
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