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966Re: [coldwarcomms] Re: PA L3I cable

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  • Mark Foster
    Jun 1, 2000
      At 10:37 PM 5/31/2000 -0400, you wrote:
      >Yes, the manhole repeater sites will probably be a challenge to locate,
      >especially on the Dranesville-Arlington route. I've seen quite a few
      >manhole pairs on Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) and Columbia Pike - I figured they
      >were for local phone cables. I've had the impression (maybe someone with
      >definitive knowledge can confirm this) that some cable vaults had two or
      >more manholes, perhaps to ease the feeding of large-diameter cables, or to
      >allow personnel entry/exit while a cable was being installed.
      >
      >One factor in our favor is that the routes are well-marked, and the L3 huts
      >should serve as reference points for measuring the one-mile L5 spacings.

      Never saw one with two manholes. Saw many where there was a separate
      manhole for the LCXR vault. Have seen LCXR cable in local cable vaults but
      never local cable in a LCXR repeater vault. Look for the five sided security
      bolts.
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