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Retractable cell tower installation idea

The idea is that you can put the cell tower in a protective mode. So when the strong winds has disappeared you tell the tower to get operational again. In the link to the pdf I suggest you might get the cell tower into a protective mode simply by retracting it underground.


Submitted by Community Member 8 months ago

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  1. The structural desing of a tower able to retract into the ground or to telescope to a lower elevation would be significantly more costly than a conventional structure designed to withstand design wind loads.

    8 months ago
  2. An interesting idea, but I can't see any cell phone company voluntarily cutting off any of their subscribers by executing this preemptive move for fear of being sued for breach of contract. This is especially true since most cell towers hole antennas for multiple companies.

    8 months ago
  3. Although public safety regularly use cell phones, smart phones, and other commercial wireless devices and services as a secondary form of communications, these devices and systems are currently not sufficiently suited for public safety mission critical voice communications during critical incidents.Public safety officials cannot depend upon commercial systems that can be overloaded and unavailable. Experience has shown such systems are often the most unreliable during critical incidents when public demand overwhelms the systems.Public safety officials have unique and demanding communications requirements. Optimal public safety radio communications require:Dedicated channels and priority access that is available at all times to handle unexpected emergencies.Mission-critical one-to-many group capability, a feature not available in today’s commercial cellular systems.Highly reliable, secure, and redundant networks under local control that are engineered and maintained to withstand natural disasters and other emergencies.The best possible coverage within a jurisdictional area, with a minimum of dead zones – even in areas where commercial cellular services are not economically viable. And, unique, ruggedized equipment designed for quick response in emergency situations. First responders must not be forced to dial, wait for call connections, or get busy signals when seconds mean the difference between life and death!

    4 months ago
  4. I think there is emerging technology that substitutes tall towers with arrays of antennas that are about the same height as street light poles.

    9 days ago

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