that antenna, Daddy (or Mommy?)
here to go to our main page on antennas
you're a microwave engineer. You can't count how many times someone
has asked you to fix their broken microwave
oven, even though you explain to them that is "not what
we do". It doesn't stop here...
Everyone has a cell phone these
days, and just a vague notion of how their voice (or text) is magically
routed to another handset. Maybe once in a while, someone will notice
a cell tower, and ask you to explain what's up there. And you, specializing
in some other aspect of the craft, are at a loss to provide any
So to help out, we've created
this page. A good many fans of this site know a lot about antennas,
but for everyone else, we're going to point out some features of
some random antennas we've photographed. Anton has volunteered to
help us, he's made more than a few trips up a thousand foot ladder.
How long does it take to scale 1000 feet? Long enough so you'd better
bring your lunch, some sunblock, and a few extra screws and tools
in case you drop something!
These images are from the top
of Mount Lemmon in Arizona. These towers are short, maybe less than
200 feet high, which is fine because they are already 5000 feet
above the city of Tucson.
More to come!