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Finally better cell service at D!

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This is awesome news. Sounds like everyone will now have service now regardless of their carrier. It will be a shared tower and should be able to handle the phone/data traffic loads on the holiday weekends.

 

 

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Does anyone have pictures of the construction so far on the new cell tower?

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I was hoping to get some, but we never went looking too much in the area. We only drove up the hill towards the memorial hill. There was a dozer just past the fence line up there, but we didn't see any construction. I have a feeling it may be up in the hills a bit past the fence. 

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UPDATE: Good news and bad. Construction has begun, but the tower will not be functioning until April/ March 2019. 😣

 

A gate was installed at the south end, up in the hills along the fence line just west of the Memorial Hill. A dozer was also delivered and an access road was made to where the tower will be built. These photos are from the project manager. He apparently likes selfies. :laughing:

 

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BLM told me today this new tower is now operational.  Can anybody confirm this?

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3 hours ago, Jadoca said:

BLM told me today this new tower is now operational.  Can anybody confirm this?

That doesn't sound right. It's not even built yet. Who did you talk to? 

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WTF is with that guy? He looks like a ghey Paul Hogan. Why would a professional feel the need to put his mug in all of his work pictures???

Maybe I'm just out of touch with the times and that's the way things are nowadays. Just my observation, yours may vary.

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Road is cut in. Not sure if the road is finished. No cell tower yet. 

 

 

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Thanks for the pics. I think that road was there Halloween weekend though. I wonder where they got that original November completion date from seeing as though not much progress has happened yet. 🤔

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Didn't look like any recent work had been done.

Sand was starting to drift onto the road and the dozer looked like it had been sitting a while.

I didn't see power poles run. I imagine the tower will need power, right?

 

I'm no expert but I doubt the tower will be ready this dune season. My guess is there is a waiting list for tower construction.

 

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haha I guess we'll have to wait and see. Doesn't matter much to me though. Verizon already works good enough for what I need to do on my phone out there. 

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Doesn't bother me either. While growing up, if I wanted privacy on the phone, the cord would stretch to the bathroom.

 

I imagine some of the Dumont crowd goes through phone withdrawal     :laughing:

 

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It doesn't seem like anything is being done to build the Tower I wonder why?

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Yeah I have no idea how they go from a very specific completion date to nothing happening and a very loose completion "date" with a 2 month window (April/May). 

 

This is what we saw on Sunday from Memorial hill. Just a road going up the mountain which has been done for over a month. No tower though.

 

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