Detroit Edison energized the Metamora tower site today allowing E.R.S. & Motorola to continue stacking the new tower past 200′ in compliance with FAA regulations. E.R.S. is continuing to assemble the tower and tower lights as well as wire up the shelter with the generator and electronics.
The construction of the tower in Metamora has begun this week. It’s final height is to be 370′ when completed.
On Monday July, 30th, the shelter for Metamora was set in place. This shelter with generator weighed in at 80,000lbs.[youtube http://youtu.be/B920eZsJw90]
Photo slideshow below
The footings and concrete have been dug and poured for the site in Metamora. Each leg of the tower will have a 36′ deep footing filled with concrete.
Our new IP-based paging system was staged at Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg, IL last week. Representatives from Lapeer County Central Dispatch and Blumerich Communications were on hand to review the system and put it through testing.
Motorola will be shipping it this week to Lapeer.
This is a video of the cable guide and one of the microwave dishes being hoisted onto the tower. This particular dish is for the hop to the Burnside tower.[youtube http://youtu.be/24Z4dQk5UTE]