Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Comm Tower

This communications tower rises behind the St Clair County Operations Center in Pell City which houses the Sherriff's Office, Central Communications and the Emergency Management Agency. As tall as it is, I suspect repeaters are also necessary due to a ridge of several hundred feet which separates Pell City from much of the northern part of the county.

What is this communications tower for (sorry, I have no clue about these things...)? Is it for mobile phones?
These are the radio communications used by emergency workers. This system is not as widespread or as flexible as cell phones, however, is is maintained separately from the phone system to increase reliability, especially during emergencies.
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