Small antennas on light poles

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posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 06:52 AM
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I live in Northern Virginia and have started seeing small boxes and antennas mounted on light poles around the area. Anyone know what they are for?

The basically look like a shoe box mounted under the bar supporting the light above the street. A 12-18" antennas protrudes from the bottom of the box toward the street.




posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 07:17 AM
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But I have seen the same thing here in wisconsin on the top of powerline poles,similar at least.



posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 07:21 AM
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Some states have instituted a camera system at troubled intersections... Sensors sense the movement of oncoming cars, and then take stutter shuttered photos of the intersection, to later use in ticketting, accident trials, etc. This may be what you're seeing...



posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 08:14 AM
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I believe what you are seeing is a complex system used by the National Weather Service to track lightning strikes.



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 05:47 AM
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We also have traffic and intersection cameras and these are not cameras.

They keep turning up on more light pools. They are usually 100-150 yards apart and usually within line of sight of another.



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by adcadcadc
I live in Northern Virginia and have started seeing small boxes and antennas mounted on light poles around the area. Anyone know what they are for?

The basically look like a shoe box mounted under the bar supporting the light above the street. A 12-18" antennas protrudes from the bottom of the box toward the street.


Could it be a solar power panel in case of a power failure or something?



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 06:58 AM
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They could be weather related indeed but they also could be law enforcement/EMS or commercial. PCS requires small antennas and little technology at the site (the biggest part of the technology is in the phone). I don't think this is the case because whatever it is, it's evidently being powered by a small transformer feeding from the power supply of the light and thats paid by the local city/county so I'd go with something they'd be into. It sounds like a small repeater system. About how tall are the antenna structures themselves? I would be guessing being that close together, we're talking at least a gigahertz in frequency. The higher the frequency, the smaller the antenna, the closer they need to be but they are much more clear and usually digital instead of analog. This would also allow for data transmission as well. If you're in a major metro area, this might even be for wireless internet service.



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 11:12 AM
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They been putting up Cameras on LIght poles here in Maryland for the last year. The story that its to track accidents and stuff is #ing bull#.

The antennaes have been around too. When I went to viriginia beach in 98 there was alot more cameras and stuff there.

The antennas cant be anything good, because their mounted high on light poles.

Why couldnt it be pinhole cameras or sensors? It could even interact with cars or cell phones.



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 11:14 AM
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could be wireless internet access points/bridges. people are throwing up hotspots all over the place now.



posted on Oct, 8 2003 @ 01:21 PM
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We have them too.
I think they are small area cell phone towers.

Owing to the furore that cell phone towers had created in the city they made smaller systems that are scattered around on the poles .. so I read somewhere. These 'may' be those systems, but its hard to prove.

Otherwise I have seen them on traffic lights and they are to remotely control the lights for emergency vehicles.



posted on Nov, 9 2003 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by adcadcadc
I live in Northern Virginia and have started seeing small boxes and antennas mounted on light poles around the area. Anyone know what they are for?

The basically look like a shoe box mounted under the bar supporting the light above the street. A 12-18" antennas protrudes from the bottom of the box toward the street.



It's part of the new federal Smart Highway System that is being installed in every state. It's just one more tool in the arsenal of the NEW WORLD ORDER.



posted on Nov, 10 2003 @ 08:00 PM
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I also know that some small boxes on traffic lights are recievers for the firetrucks so that can turn the light green when they need to go through.



posted on Nov, 10 2003 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by jetsetter
I also know that some small boxes on traffic lights are recievers for the firetrucks so that can turn the light green when they need to go through.


In most places this has been changed to turn the entire intersection RED, so that the emergency vehicle can cross without any traffic.



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by AZLS1

Originally posted by jetsetter
I also know that some small boxes on traffic lights are recievers for the firetrucks so that can turn the light green when they need to go through.


In most places this has been changed to turn the entire intersection RED, so that the emergency vehicle can cross without any traffic.


Now only I could get a remote control that could change the light to green whenever i wanted...



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:06 PM
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>>Now only I could get a remote control that could change the light to green whenever i wanted...

Some busses in Holland have this device. I always wanted to steal it from the driver. It makes a beepity-beep noise as the driver approaches the light, and the light changes. Sweet, never having to wait.



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:09 PM
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I saw a story on the news the other day about those light changing devices. Some company is selling them to civilians. It's illegal to have in most places. I'll see if I can find the company.

It's called the MIRT traffic light changer and costs $500.00

Ok, I just read more about this thing. It works using an infra red strobe light so it wouldn't need an antennae. I don't know what you're seeing.



[Edited on 11-18-2003 by JFetch]



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:20 PM
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www.detnews.com...

Ooh, that's cool! I have to have one of them.



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:22 PM
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I've heard they were for emergency vehicies, but who knows?

I also live in Northern Virginia!

I have noticed some odd looking meter thing with what looks like aluminum tanks on it.
I see them on the side of the major roads and Highways.
Never noticed them before 9/11, but I could be wrong.

I remember reading an article from a washington post editorialist saying, he was taking pictures of something similar and was confronted by park police on the mall.
They questioned him for his interest in the object.

Maybe some kind of air meter to see what is in the air?
I will try to get a pic of one.



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:24 PM
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They are for wireless internet access. I saw something on TV about them a few days ago. They were explaining the company and what it does.



posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 06:39 PM
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[Edited on 18-11-2003 by xenongod]

Wireless internet is it's game...you need a transmitter about every mile or so to relay the signal. Been in works for about 2 years now. NOTE: Number 2 on the diagram...look familiar? I thought so.

[Edited on 18-11-2003 by xenongod]

[Edited on 18-11-2003 by xenongod]





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