I need help ID'ing this antenna & box?

Status
Not open for further replies.

KC0QNB

Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2007
Messages
730
Location
Gothenburg, NE
Interesting it looks like a couple of 800-900 antenna types, might be a scada setup inside the box, could be a repeater of some type. Strange place to mount it for sure, I know if you dial a particular phone number that street light will turn or off, probably not though.
Any way you can get a tighter shot of the box and antennas. They are a bit hard to ID for sure.
 
Last edited:

rcvmo

Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2004
Messages
433
Location
Romulus, Mi.
Top o Mich Power and Wolverine had some up in Eastern Northern Mich. Peninsula. I had one down the road from my cottage . A scan of the bands showed a 900 MHz data system. Possibly a local remote rptr. It also had the solar cells. MFR was Starcom. The light pole is just a convenient high location to mount. Has nothing to do with the street lamps.
rcvmo
 

SAR923

Active Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
1,514
Just a cheap and easy way to get repeater antennas up high with a ready source of power. Where exactly are located? I know some sities will use these kind of installatiosn as fill-in sites when they have dead zones in their trunked system.
 

K4NRG

Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2004
Messages
0
That is more than likely a spread spectrum data repeater for a wireless mesh network. The local utility may be using it to read meters or as I know from personal experience, to control distribution line switches on their electrical distribution system.
 

trooperdude

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Nov 25, 2003
Messages
1,506
Location
SFO Bay Area and Las Vegas NV
That is more than likely a spread spectrum data repeater for a wireless mesh network. The local utility may be using it to read meters or as I know from personal experience, to control distribution line switches on their electrical distribution system.
And street lights are a convenient way to tap available power that's up high. :D
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top