Re: [coldwarcomms] New pictures posted
Welcome to the list, and thanks for sharing those pictures. I'm very
interested in the former AT&T radio and cable networks, and enjoy seeing what
the various sites look like.
I see that the horn-reflector antenna shown in your photo Dsc00276.jpg is the
List 9BD type. "List 9" is the basic, unhardened antenna (identifiable by
the exposed reinforcing ribs on the sides), and the "BD" suffix refers to the
14-edge blinders attached to both sides of the aperture. This optional
feature improved side-lobe rejection and suppression.
In your duplex.jpg photo, the tower extension above the antenna deck may have
supported UHF/VHF vertical antennas for company maintenance radio (TMRS)
and/or mobile telephone (IMTS, etc.). You can see an another example of such
an extension, with some antennas remaining, at the Garden City, VA station.
There are photos of that station on my Bell System web page, in the "Places"
In a message dated 3/30/2001 6:54:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Hello all,
> Many of you will know me from Towerfirstname.lastname@example.org. I just
> subscribed to this list and posted a bunch of tower pictures to your
> files area this morning. My company is engaged in a project of
> mapping former AT&T towers in Middle Tennessee. As a result I have a
> bunch of digital pictures. If anyone would like to view these, go to
> the "Coldwarcoms" Files area and look for a folder entitled "Former
> AT&T towers in Tennessee".
> John Hettish