Installation - Some photos of (2) HD-100 Towers with heavy ice loading in Eastern North Dakota.

Rural Tower Network - Fargo, North Dakota

This quality installation job was done by Great Plains Towers of West Fargo, ND. Kevin Reski,
the company owner, can be reached at (800)-853-2236 or email at kreski@greatplainstowers.com

Larson Data Communications of Mitchell, SD was responsible for the entire RF design and propagation
analysis of the project. Mike Larson, the company owner, can be reached at (605)-996-5521.


This HD-100 is one of (38) HD-100's and HHD-100's placed into service for the Rural Tower Network
throughout the Red River Valley region of Eastern North Dakota & Western Minnesotabeginning in early 2005.

The Rural Tower Network provides efficient and low cost GPS / Autoguidance technology to
farmers in the Red River Valley region. Farmers nationwide are quickly realizing thereal benefits
of RTK (Real Time Kinematic) technology.
 
 

Radial icing is visible here shortly after a large-scale ice storm in November, 2005.
This storm was responsible for several road closures and widespread power outages.
 
 

And now, in nearby Casselton, ND we see another HD-100 which received
substantially heavier icing than the tower shown above.
 
 

This HD-100 received 1+ inches of radial ice, as was reported by the project coordinator.
 
 

It was reported that winds of 50-60 MPH were present in the area
through the duration of this storm. One major transmission line was
taken out just a few miles south of this tower as a result of ice.
 
 

As the storm diminishes and the sun breaks through the clouds,
all HD-100 towers remain standing tall.



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