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Re: [coldwarcomms] L carrier repeaters

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  • Ken
    If the price of copper was low and the cost of removal was high then it was left in the ground. Another reason that it was left in was because fiber was
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 27, 2006
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      If the price of copper was low and the cost of removal was high then it
      was left in the ground. Another reason that it was left in was because
      fiber was installed above the coax which increased the cost of removal.
      Anyway that is how it worked here in Virginia.

      Jake H wrote:
      > I believe the cable was actually taken out at least up in NorCal around
      > Red Bluff. I remember large cable scrap metal being hauled down the
      > foothills on flatbed trucks. The repeater hut is now being sold as
      > private property I think(?) The links below go to Windows Live aerial
      > photography of the cable scar seen that I followed from Red Bluff all
      > the way into the middle of Nevada (yeah, I must have been bored that day)
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      > http://tinyurl.com/a2l6c
      > http://tinyurl.com/aasx3
      > http://tinyurl.com/b6xyy
      > http://tinyurl.com/7w5ng
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      > It's interesting that the L3 hut here in Red Bluff was so close to the
      > Longlines route and microwave tower. If you follow the scar to the west
      > just a little bit (mile down Hogsback Rd) you'll see the microwave tower
      > and the scar seems to go right into that property (could also be
      > powerlines though).
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      > Jake
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      > mf9992002 wrote:
      >> When the L3 system was upgraded to L4, were the original repeaters
      >> abandoned or reused? I think the cable route I found near San Luis
      >> Obispo may have been upgraded since I found a couple of regular
      >> manholes on the route in addition to the square hatch in the repeater
      >> hut. The first manhole is .3 miles from the hut and the next manhole
      >> is another .9 miles.
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