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Topic # 96104 20-Jan-2012 11:40 Send private message

For anyone who wants to post pictures info etc of the RBI towers etc.

Here's the new tower for Puketaha, Waikato. Speed test on Nokia N8 was around 6mbps, but a DC or other device should be able to pull a bit more. Coverage dropped off fairly quickly due to still being in testing / optimisation phase.






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  Reply # 571179 20-Jan-2012 12:11 Send private message

Good spotting, I drove past this tower yesterday also and was thinking I should of got a picture

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  Reply # 571181 20-Jan-2012 12:14 Send private message

Ah I drove past that when they were putting it up and was wondering what exactly it was going to be! Mystery Solved!

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  Reply # 571219 20-Jan-2012 13:31 Send private message

coffeebaron: For anyone who wants to post pictures info etc of the RBI towers etc.

Here's the new?tower for Puketaha, Waikato. Speed test on Nokia N8 was around 6mbps,?but a DC or other device should be able to pull a bit more. Coverage?dropped off fairly quickly due to still being in testing / optimisation phase.




It's a design marvel. Glad they used some awesome designers on that, so it wouldn't be just another ugly pylon on the landscape - not. Guess at least it is near all the other ugly pylons, so it has friends.

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  Reply # 571281 20-Jan-2012 15:21 Send private message

yeah and I bet those 110kv lines cause some epic noise for the tower too LOL nice work _b




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  Reply # 571283 20-Jan-2012 15:23 Send private message

FiShYmAn: yeah and I bet those 110kv lines cause some epic noise for the tower too LOL nice work _b


Guess at least it is not by houses or schools too.

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  Reply # 571311 20-Jan-2012 16:09 Send private message

Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.

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  Reply # 571324 20-Jan-2012 16:23 Send private message

codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Coming into Roturua




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  Reply # 571326 20-Jan-2012 16:26 Send private message

johnr:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Coming into Roturua

I don't understand.

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  Reply # 571344 20-Jan-2012 16:51 Send private message

FiShYmAn: yeah and I bet those 110kv lines cause some epic noise for the tower too LOL nice work _b


Actually they look like 220kV lines

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  Reply # 571369 20-Jan-2012 17:33 Send private message

codyc1515:
johnr:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Coming into Roturua

I don't understand.


Driving into Rotorua their is another tower the same as this one. been there about 10 years




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  Reply # 571370 20-Jan-2012 17:34 Send private message

johnr:
codyc1515:
johnr:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Coming into Roturua

I don't understand.


Driving into Rotorua their is another tower the same as this one. been there about 10 years

Ah, ok. They must not be very popular. Is there any particular reason that ones like this are chosen?

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  Reply # 571380 20-Jan-2012 18:07 Send private message

Get more onto them I guess




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  Reply # 571405 20-Jan-2012 19:08 Send private message

codyc1515:
Ah, ok. They must not be very popular. Is there any particular reason that ones like this are chosen?


This is the way all microwave towers were in the good old days. Smile
There are a number of advantages.

- Less twisting of the microwave beam under wind loading, compared with narrow/lightweight designs.
- Supports heavy antenna systems, mainly a benefit when supporting large microwave dishes.
- Easy to have an internal stair/ladder system for climbing.
- Riggers can work from *behind* the antenna beam, so less need to power down the transmitters.
- Large spacing possible between antennas reduces interference between different systems.
- Plenty of room to add antennas - if a second or third operator comes along, no problem.

Probably other reasons, it's been a long time I worked in that area... and I'm guessing that tower in Rotorua (and others) has probably been there since the 1980's.






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  Reply # 571427 20-Jan-2012 20:00 Send private message

Am I right in assuming XT gear will be loaded onto that tower also and at some stage 2degrees?

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  Reply # 571429 20-Jan-2012 20:01 Send private message

DjShadow: Am I right in assuming XT gear will be loaded onto that tower also and at some stage 2degrees?

If it is in fact RBI then my understanding is that it is required to allow co-location on the tower.

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