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[TowerTalk] Renting Tower Space to Cell Company(requirements)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Renting Tower Space to Cell Company(requirements)
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Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 01:18:38 EST
In a message dated 1/29/02 7:09:48 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> I was about to put up a tower running 80 to 100 feet 
>  and was wondering if anyone knows what type of 
>  requirements the cell companies have on height, 
>  strength and tower types before they will rent space 
>  on a tower.
    Since the headload of a typical cellsite is in the neighborhood of 40-50 
square feet, you couldn't afford the tower they need. They typically want to 
put up their own tower and offer to let you have limited use of it if at all. 

>  I was looking at a self supporting 96 foot steel 
>  tower with the ability to handle 15 square feet of 
>  antenna area at the top.  I will only have a Omni 
>  2.4 and maybe 2 to 3 24 db grid antennas on it of my 
>  own.  

    Do you have any idea what their configuration will be? Unless it's one 
omni whip or so, that's not enough tower but most cell configurations are 
bigger and have more antennas than that. 
>  Has anyone had any experience in dealing with cell 
>  companies and renting tower space?  
    Sure. They pay real money. I've seen the figure of $750 per month rent as 
a typical figure for a spot of your property and they put up their tower. 

    There are some technical and access issues that you want to have in your 
contract but IMO there's not much of a downside.

Steve    K7LXC
Tower Tech 

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