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Topic # 8303 19-Jun-2006 13:16
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Saw this label stuck to a traffic ligh post and I wanted to know what's it. any ideas?

It's a sticker, it's more like a badge, and a weather/time resistant at that one.








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Reply # 38983 19-Jun-2006 13:41
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I haven't noticed one. An under-cover cell tower maybe? Anything at the top of the pole other than traffic lights? Perhaps they're remote controlled traffic lights using Vodafone for wireless remote? Sorry just some wild ideas



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  Reply # 38984 19-Jun-2006 13:45
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I am glad you asked... Here's a picture of the top of this (The Terrace cnr Bowen St):








 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 38985 19-Jun-2006 13:48
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Looks like a Vodafone cell tower. There was (maybe still is) one in Manukau City (Akl) made to look like a palm tree, complete with palm fronds. Looked right at home in with a bunch of real palms. There are more like this but I don't recall where.

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  Reply # 38986 19-Jun-2006 13:53
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Of course I could be wrong.

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  Reply # 38987 19-Jun-2006 13:58
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Looks like a repeater or something



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  Reply # 38990 19-Jun-2006 14:18
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CPBS Tower - Cellular Phone Base Station with Antennas

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  Reply # 38992 19-Jun-2006 14:32
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Next they'll have them in pay parking machine$, light post$, bill board$ ... Money mouth

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  Reply # 38998 19-Jun-2006 15:04
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This text:

"One way of achieving an increased capacity is with the use of micro-sites or infill sites. These are mini mobile phone sites that can be mounted on street light poles, traffic lights or building verandas. They are common at busy intersections where they can help handle the increased capacity at rush hour and during the day they will rarely be required. Micro-sites only have a range of one to two hundred metres, and therefore cannot be used everywhere. They are designed for operation in dense urban areas in conjunction with conventional sites."

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  Reply # 39001 19-Jun-2006 15:21
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They are microcells. There are now around about 30 or so of these around the Wgtn CBD. Both the panels as photograped and also some short (around 15cm) omni's as well..


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