(perhaps off topic, but) Microwave Towers

Keith Stokes keiths at neilltech.com
Sat Jul 14 15:07:22 UTC 2018

There’s a lot less backhoe fade with microwave. ;-)

Kidding aside, I’m sure there are plenty of scenarios where microwave makes better sense than fiber especially since it’s a lot easier to clear right of way through the air.

Side gig has me maintaining a satellite system. Yes that still makes sense. As part of that I have a service that monitors people applying for microwave transmitters within a few hundred miles. You’d be surprised how many links are applied for every month.


Keith Stokes
Neill Technologies

> On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I find myself driving down Route 66.  On our way through Arizona, I was surprised by what look like a lot of old-style microwave links.  They pretty much follow the East-West rail line - where I'd expect there's a lot of fiber buried.
> Struck me as somewhat interesting.
> It also struck me that folks here might have some comments.
> Miles Fidelman
> -- 
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> In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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