T-Mobile Lease of Bell-Tower for a Base Station
|(Back in 2005, the Diocese were
pursuing a lease with Sprint, but they never concluded deal.
Now getting Diocesan approval for multi-year lease with T-Mobile for cell-site base station antennas: this facility will provide much-needed lightning protection for the church bell-tower)
See T-Mobile photo-simulation of the antennas: a) view from street, b) close-up of tower
T-Mobile need this site to deal with a cell-tower coverage gap in Eastwood, zip code 77023
(Once lease terms are agreed with the Diocese, may be 4th Quarter 2008 before it's installed)
UNDERSTANDING CELL TOWERS
Base station antennas, concealment, positioning and RF comm'ns in plain language.
Also check out discussion blog and photos of other churches that have steeple antennas.
T-Mobile installation is many months off, and scaffolding on bell-tower has already come down. Replacing galvanized ladder in bell-tower will require re-scaffolding: get quote from D. Orlando?
Also need to enlarge the attic opening from third-floor Telco closet, add fixed ladder into attic