Beneath a cellphone base unit
While they were installing some new roadside cellphone base units nearby, there was an opportunity for the uninitiated to see what sort of trunking/cabling runs below such a thing.
I never actually saw anyone working on on any of them, just the arrival of the holes in the ground, the casting of the base, and the appearance of the ducting – and earth strap – from below.
It lay open for a while, as in the pic, and I surprised nobody tried to rip the wiring or earth strap out of it, in case a whole load came out, given the level of cable/metal theft prevalent these days – but nothing was touched, and they eventually finished boxing things up.
Would have been nice to catch them actually at work one day, but as noted, I never saw anyone working at all, and then one day the job was done and dusted.
The only problem now… I keep wondering what all those cable ducts are for, and what (apart from power) they connect to, since I thought most, if not all, the signal used travelled via microwave and similar links.
I’ll have to find some newer info and brush up my ‘general’ knowledge.
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