> I can't seem to find the Greenough, Georgia AT&T site. It's on all
> the maps but doesn't seem to be there anymore. We've driven around
You may want to go through FCC microwave records by hand. I've
also found the FCC site id (optional but present for most AT&T
records) in several cases will differ from the AT&T station name. Even
amongst FCCs own records! It's 30+ mb so its about a 2 hour download
on a 56k modem. This will include *alot* more records than available
from the via FCC web site.
> fit with the pattern down here. All of the sites down here are
> still owned by either AT&T or American tower. The AT&T owned sites
American Tower has or in the process of selling alot of their
underpreforming rural properties to a company called AAATowers or
something. The AAA website isn't much to talk about so no way to get
a site list. However when the site changes hands from ATSi to AAAT
it is removed from the American Tower tower mapper. Someone was kind
enough to post an old excel sheet which included some now sold towers.
Maybe this is the case with your tower?
> it away completely). The area it's in is just farmland, so it
> wouldn't have been torn down to build something else. The only
> possible theories I have are: 1: There is a cell tower owned by
> American Tower in the area where the Greenough tower should have
Gernally the towers will be resused. American Tower uses the
colocation as an oportunity to dehorn most sites and paint them dull
grey. There is also one catch. The site could have been sold and the
tower removed by the new owner who may have only been interested in
the building. Also most tower permits from the local authorities
include a clause that the site is to be removed after six months of
disuse. I've not seen this applied but it is a possibility.
> been. I wonder if they demolished the AT&T site in favor of a
> smaller cell tower? Or, 2: I just haven't found it yet. Right now
Maybe it is 1 & 2? There is one site on a mountain top that
American Tower dismantled when a Nextel affiliate needed the site.
What they did was disassemble the old tower, convert the building for
Nextel Partners and use some of the old tower leg components to build
some kind of partial rooftop ``structure'' to mount the antenna on. If
your curious, http://www.telebeans.org,
look for AT&T microwave sites,
then the Virginia sitelist and finally Crozet. Speaking of confusied
identities I've seen AT&T, the FCC and ATSi refer to the same site as
either Crozet or Bucks Elbow!