27138Re: [coldwarcomms] Re: (was new to group) Now: N2 carrier along US 90 - LA, MS
- Feb 28, 2013Not too cryptic. "Regen" is simply a fiber
repeater. The "#9" is interesting. Where are
the "others", given the throw on a fiber segment
is MUCH farther than on any cable/microwave hop?
At 09:26 PM 2/27/2013, you wrote:
>Here are the sites I have located on the New
>Orleans-Picayune segment of the New
>Orleans-Hattiesburg cable route. Kudos to Mike Z
>for identifying several of the huts deployed
>along US90 between New Orleans and the LA/MS border.
>New Orleans Main (29°56'58.09"N, 90° 4'22.56"W)
>Hut #1 (30° 0'39.33"N, 90° 0'32.70"W)
>Hut #2 (30° 2'26.36"N, 89°53'51.94"W)
>Hut #3 (30° 4'1.68"N, 89°48'23.90"W)
>Hut #4 (30° 8'47.29"N, 89°44'39.97"W)
>Hut #5 (30°13'46.84"N, 89°40'34.05"W)
>Hut #6 (30°16'57.28"N, 89°36'19.13"W)
>Hut #7 (30°23'7.75"N, 89°37'5.69"W)
>Hut #8 (30°28'50.80"N, 89°39'44.32"W)
>Picayune (30°34'29.77"N, 89°40'2.93"W)
>Note that Hut #3, Hut #6, and Picayune are
>active AT&T sites. In the interest of facility
>security, I am strongly requesting that these
>sites are NOT to be documented on any publicly
>viewed site such as Flikr and
>described/discussed as such. All three can be
>viewed using Google Earth Street View, which should suffice.
>One of my resources provides a somewhat cryptic
>facility description for Picayune that refers to
>the site as "Regen #9" hence the hut location
>numbering used above. There are two additional
>auxiliary repeater sites along the
>Picayune-Hattiesburg segment of this route that
>I have located. Both can be viewed using Google Earth Street View.
>My earlier comment/assumption that Huts #1, #2,
>#4, #5 were perhaps originally deployed as L-1
>is based on the presence of the modern fiber
>route ROW markers located at the legacy
>infrastructure site locations in MS, beginning
>with Hut #6, indicating the original L-Carrier
>coaxial ROW had been re-used for fiber route
>deployment within MS. This is not easily
>discerned in LA along US90 as I believe the
>fiber ROW no longer overlays the coaxial ROW,
>but does become more apparent once the cable
>route enters MS and turns northward en-route to
>Hattiesburg at Hut #6, as well as at hut
>locations found along the Hattiesburg-Jackson
>route that have a fiber repeater site co-located
>next to the L-Carrier hut. The auxiliary
>repeater huts also appear to be of similar
>construction type along each route segment from
>New Orleans-Hattiesburg-Jackson-Memphis, at
>least the ones I have located so far... It is
>proving much more difficult to find the repeater
>sites the farther north on the route I have
>"traveled," particularly along the Jackson-Memphis route.
>I have been searching the Alcatel/Lucent BSTJ
>website for journal entries concerning the L1
>carrier system to help understand the system
>design as it relates to the repeater facilities.
>There appears to be two different types of huts
>deployed along these routes in-line with the
>main stations. Most references to L1 carrier I
>have found have been in the L3/L4/L5 carrier
>system descriptions, but nothing devoted entirely to the L1 carrier.
> > --- In
> "rjfrank1@" wrote:
> > > Mike -
> > >
> > :
> > >
> > > I have been able to trace the route to
> "Picayune" (refer to Map #8) including the
> remaining huts between this site and New
> Orleans as well as at least two more huts
> en-route from Picayune to Hattiesburg. I have
> been tied up with work since Saturday and
> haven't been able to post this information yet.
> > >
> > > RJFrank
> > Could you post what you've found when you get
> a chance, if you haven' posted them under another thread already...
> > Thanks!
> > /cpe
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