--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "s92187" <tmichaels@t...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "ozob99" <ozob99@y...> wrote:
> > I have just found this reference buried in the ed-thelen.org Nike
> > for site C47, Wheeler ,IN:
> > ""There were three different communications links between the Nike
> > Battery's Fire Control Area (referred to as the IFC area) and the
> > launcher area. Ma Bell had installed a data cable between areas.
> > There was a separate pair of phone lines also maintained by the
> > company. And finally, there was a double channel VHF radio link
> > between areas. The IFC area, in turn, had multiple connections to
> > Air Defense Command Post. There were dedicated lines for commo
> > data, backed up by a microwave radio net. And regular
> > phone lines could also be put into use.""
> > but no details on what the MW was or where to.
> A microwave system was installed in 1965 connecting some of the Nike
> locations around Milwaukee and Chicago, the system was configured as
> a large loop of microwave links in tandem. The Nike locations near
> Waukesha, Brown Deer, and Milwaukee, WI had microwave towers, each
> supporting a pair of octagonally shaped passive reflectors in
> the "periscope" arrangement. From the Nike site on the Milwaukee
> lakefront the microwave link went to the Franklin, WI AT&T site,
> where a pair of passive reflector antennas were mounted just below
> the platform supporting the horn antennas. From there the route
> south to the AT&T repeater at Lindenhurst, IL, and then on to
> Nike sites along the Chicago Lakefront. I don't know the exact
> around Chicago, other than Manteno, IL, which is an AT&T tower I now
> own. Some of the site drawings that came with the purchase of that
> tower reference the "Chicago - Milwaukee Nike system", Manteno had a
> Nike microwave connection to Grant Park, IL and Lemont, IL. If
> anyone on the list knows the exact route around Chicago, please let
> me know.
> The Nike microwave route continued around the west side of Chicago
> and headed back north to Milwaukee, attached to AT&T towers at Lake
> Zurich and Alden, IL, and Palmyra and Prospect, WI, and then on to
> the Nike location at Waukesha.
> My understanding is the Nike microwave network had no direct
> connection to AT&T's network, it only borrowed space on AT&T's
> to support its antennas, and some floor space in AT&T's buildings to
> house the microwave repeaters. The Nike microwave route was
> dismantled around 1971.
> I posted a photo taken in the late '60s of the Palmyra, WI tower in
> the Photos section in a folder called AT&T Palmyra, you can see the
> Nike passive reflectors just below the horn antennas.
> Terry Michaels
Good info..i knew of other gov't leases of AT&T tower space but did'nt
know Nike was one of them; i suppose this was done in some other rings