2013 Jun: Microwave installations for Shentel/Sprint

Working with a great team of tower climbers and engineers, we just wrapped up the installation of microwave antennas to support the roll out of 4G/LTE for Shentel and Sprint. Microwave antenna units were installed at heights up to 270′ above ground level.

We visited over 60 cell tower sites in PA, MD, VA, and WV.

Some of the sites we visited included Hershey, Hanover, York, Hellam, Camp Hill, Chambersburg, Spring Grove, McConnellsburg, Hagerstown, Green Castle, Inwood, and Winchester. On the Eastern Shore we visited Chestertown, Denton, Easton, Wye Mills, and more.

Partners on this effort: BIG Wireless, HNS Telecom, IB Abel, Alcatel-Lucent


IMG_2923Alex’s┬átruck park alongside a cabinet, conducting testing of the microwave radios in Spring Grove PA. On a hot summer day, the air conditioning in the truck was a blessing.



IMG_2844One of our contractors, Paul Storke, working on installing the gear in a cabinet on top of Tuscarora Mountain in McConnellsburg PA. The site was 2,350 feet above sea level and the tower went up another 200 feet.



IMG_2908Alex doing some thinking while trying to troubleshoot an installation problem. At the base of a 247′ tower in McConnellsburg PA.




IMG_2858Alex’s office and work area for programming radios on Tuscarora Mountain above McConnellsburg PA.