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Overkill

The technical side of broadcasting. Think IBOC is a sham? Talk about it here! How about HDTV? Post DX reports here as well.
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Turkeytop
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Re: Overkill

Post by Turkeytop » Wed May 31, 2017 10:15 pm

Turkeytop- Any government trunking systems in your area that could end-up on the tower??
I don't know anything about that stuff. It's away over my head.

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Re: Overkill

Post by audiophile » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:44 am

Government trunking system looks like this? Obviously designed by the GOP... :razz

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Re: Overkill

Post by WOHO » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:17 am

Good one Audiophile...actually you should have had a B&W photo of a Bell/AT&T switching center with a sheetload of stepper relays and their "Trunked Lines" hence the corresponding titles.

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Re: Overkill

Post by k8jd » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:23 pm

Ladder THING, not really a ladder, cable support framework would be more accurate but most of the folks here may not be communication oriented, more entertainment radio oriented :D

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Re: Overkill

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:12 am

Today my curiosity got the better of me. I was passing by, so I decided to drop in and ask. The lady at the desk said it isn't their tower. It belongs to Sigma Wireless. Never heard of them.. She said they erected the tower almost a year ago, but no one has ever come back to complete the job.

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Re: Overkill

Post by WOHO » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:11 pm

Turkeytop, somewhere in your last post there's a joke buried in there about the tower erection and finishing the job...

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Re: Overkill

Post by In The Bleachers » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:12 am
Today my curiosity got the better of me. I was passing by, so I decided to drop in and ask. The lady at the desk said it isn't their tower. It belongs to Sigma Wireless. Never heard of them.. She said they erected the tower almost a year ago, but no one has ever come back to complete the job.
I wonder if the people you talked to are getting a monthly payment from Sigma. According to the Sigma Wireless website I stumbled upon, they have no presence in North America.

http://www.sigmawireless.com

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Re: Overkill

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:41 am

In The Bleachers wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:12 am
Today my curiosity got the better of me. I was passing by, so I decided to drop in and ask. The lady at the desk said it isn't their tower. It belongs to Sigma Wireless. Never heard of them.. She said they erected the tower almost a year ago, but no one has ever come back to complete the job.
I wonder if the people you talked to are getting a monthly payment from Sigma. According to the Sigma Wireless website I stumbled upon, they have no presence in North America.

http://www.sigmawireless.com

That's so bizarre. Why would they do that?

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Re: Overkill

Post by Blackbyrd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 am

Maybe they built it strictly to 'get radio-geeks tongues to waggin'?

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Re: Overkill

Post by syntheticexctasy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 pm

I assumed they meant Sigma Technologies.

http://teamsigma.com/

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Re: Overkill

Post by k8jd » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:09 pm

A quick scan of Sigma Technologies webpage makes me wonder if they just put up towers as a subcontractor for someone else ?????

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