SW-VA: VSP Microwave Tests

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appalachianscanner

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Been hearing traffic on 154.665 coordinating testing on 2124.800 MHz, thinking based on the locations mentioned there on Whitetop mtn, per the license info KIN64 they may be establishing a microwave path from High Knob (Wise Co) to Whitetop (Grayson Co). Just said they were sweeping left and right and up and down now.

EDIT: also mentioned 2192.800 MHz VSP radio techs 5124 and 5134, I would say they are repairing something, last Wednesday's wind ripped a array of cell antennas from a 250 ft tower in Bristol, we watched in disbelief as 4 or 5 pieces of attached hardline blew 90 degrees in the wind like a flag from the top 2/3rds of the tower.
 
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Been hearing traffic on 154.665 coordinating testing on 2124.800 MHz, thinking based on the locations mentioned there on Whitetop mtn, per the license info KIN64 they may be establishing a microwave path from High Knob (Wise Co) to Whitetop (Grayson Co). Just said they were sweeping left and right and up and down now.

EDIT: also mentioned 2192.800 MHz VSP radio techs 5124 and 5134, I would say they are repairing something, last Wednesday's wind ripped a array of cell antennas from a 250 ft tower in Bristol, we watched in disbelief as 4 or 5 pieces of attached hardline blew 90 degrees in the wind like a flag from the top 2/3rds of the tower.
VSP's original microwave PTP links mostly were 2 ghz. with a few 6 ghz. Newer VSP MW licenses mostly are 6 ghz.
 

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Many of the old-old 2Ghz freqs had to be moved when PCS took over 1850-1990. That was paid for by the wireless companies and resulted in a few new towers around the state. Aligning dishes is very tricky if the crew is not experienced. Think aiming 2 laser pointers at each other when you can't see the beam until it hits your pointer. The higher the freq, the worse, since as the gain goes up and the dishes are bigger, the beam gets tighter.

Sorry to hear about the feedline blowing in the wind, I hate when that happens!

P.S., many people are using unlicensed 2.4GHz spread spectrum units these days. There are also some of them at 5.8 GHz too.
 
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