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Wireless TrainingTraining calendar becomes the go-to place in America
In the past if you were trying to identify who provided training in RF, safety, transmission line testing and installation or any other required education for the wireless industry, you had to visit a dozen or more web sites to view their courses. Now, in one location, you can identify offerings from: Anritsu, Capital Safety, CITCA, COM-TECH Services, ComTrain, Corporate College, Gravitec Systems, Inc., Miller Fall Protection, RSI Corporation, Safety Connection Inc., Talley Inc., SafetyLMSystems, and Vertical Rescue Solutions. Please see: Training Calendar
Cell Tower Company Exec SalariesNot holding company stock proves to be costly for towerco CEOs 
By not retaining their stock in their company, the three top towerco CEOs lost a collective $56 million. But forget the corporate-wide bake sale to bail them out. They're doing just fine. Please see: CEO Salaries
Tower Climber Fatalities 2010Fatalities down, but deceased climbers were older
It's one of the busiest years for tower construction companies and fatalities are down, but the average age of those killed is over 36. It's not the green hands that are dying; complacency and job site assessments are culprits. Please see: 2010 deaths
GME Supply Tower AdhesivesAdhesives can reduce time and tower reinforcement costs
The tower retrofitting landscape is mapped with engineered products that can assist in providing additional capacity. The newest entry gaining respect is adhesives. They're shedding misconceptions that they are inferior to welding. Please see: Adhesives
Copper Thefts From TowersCops seeking tower tech for possibly 20 thefts
North Carolina authorities are seeking a tower tech that they say used company information to enter and steal copper from possibly 20 or more cell tower sites. Robert Vaughn is on the run, police say. Please see: Copper Thefts
Orion Logistics Crown CastleCourt allows Crown Castle to examine for fraudulent transfer
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that Crown Castle USA, Inc. has the right to examine a third party's assets to determine if money was transferred by a tower construction contractor to evade paying a judgment. Please see: Crown Castle
Cell Site Cold Weather WorkArctic blast chills wireless construction projects
Severely cold razor sharp winds can cut to the bone and the bottom line as well. Severe weather conditions are expected to stay, so it's important to review our cold weather tips. Please see: Bare Steel Blues
TowerCo Ghana American TowerATC's TowerCo Ghana joint venture could expand
American Tower Corporation is creating a major joint venture, and the move, if successful, could signal a partnership with MTN Group to develop additional holding companies in Asia and the Middle East. Please see: TowerCo Ghana
Industry Crossword PuzzlesA pre-bid exercise and an anchor rod killer
Your boss has given you permission to take a stress break. And the perfect way is to do our newest industry crossword puzzle. You can save your answers at any time and impress your co-workers with your trivia knowledge. Please see: 
SBA Communications SafetySBA Communications' safety culture starts at the top
Typically when a major tower company is quoted in the media it's in relationship to increased earnings and new acquisitions. However, SBA's recent press is in regards to its safety initiatives. Please see: SBA
NATE Safety and Health GuideNATE's new safety and health program guide available
The National Association of Tower Erectors newest edition of its Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide has been released. The guide includes new standards and regulations. Please see: NATE 
Cell Site Protest In New YorkCrane and crew cave in to two dozen condo owners
After mobilizing a crane and crew in Manhattan, a contractor was forced to send them home after protestors wouldn't leave the roof top where a T-Mobile site was to be built. Please see: Cell Site Protest
Tower Techs InjuredAccidents in Kentucky and Vermont injure two tower techs
The week finished with two tower technicians receiving injuries on the job, one seriously hurt when he fell 60 feet in Vermont, possibly sustaining fractures to his back, neck, legs and arms, rescuers said. Please see: Injuries
FCC Tower FineStation tagged with $25,000 FCC fine for painting and other issues
An FCC enforcement bureau district field office has issued a stiff fine to a Kansas radio station for violations including an EAS system that was not operational, as well as a tower that needed repainting and malfunctioning lights. Please see: FCC fine
FCC-Shot Clock AppealU.S. Cellular plays the time card after not funding a third RF study
It appears that a federal court may not have the opportunity to address one of the first FCC shot clock cases to be filed after a carrier and a Maine community appear to be ready to sign a consent agreement. Please see: Shot Clock
FCC Antenna RegistrationsDates set to assess impact of FCC's tower registrations
To comply with obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act the FCC has announced that it will be holding a series of three hearings to assess the environmental impact of its Antenna Structure Registration program. Please see ASR
Supreme Court Ruling on TowersTowerco allowed to say competitor's tower causes health risks
Without proof, a tower company in New Hampshire said his competitor's tower could cause cancer and Alzheimer's disease, but a state supreme court said it was okay since it was stated in a political setting. Please see: Court Verdict 
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Clearwire ConstructionClearwire's site builds cut will affect contractors, suppliers
The carrier's "going concern" notice was required and funding might be available, but an immediate reduction in site builds will affect some contractors and suppliers.
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American Tower EarningsNow in Africa, ATC leads stateside towercos in earnings
With a year to year 15.6% third quarter earnings increase, American Tower Corporation topped the two other major public companies' earnings. ATC also acquired 1,400 towers in South Africa. Please see: 
American Tower  
OSHA Tower Investigation ReportFatality investigation relies upon questionable report
A federal agency has investigated a tower tech's death that occurred in 2008 and provided recommendations. However, their summation might have relied upon inaccurate statements. Please see: 
FACE Investigation  
Public Safety TowersPublic safety radio system cuts out the need for towers
Harris Corporation won a $14 million bid for a State of Vermont statewide system and announced that it would not require any towers to complete it, axing opportunities for erectors and manufacturers. Please see: 
Harris Corporation
Peter Chojnacki Tower NumericsWidely used RISATower acquired by Tower Numerics
The most widely used tower design software has a new owner, Tower Numerics Inc. Its president, Peter Chojnacki, says he's also in the process of designing new industry software programs. Please see: 
Cell Tower Collapses IndiaReactive to collapse, proactive to RF compliance
Whereas New York City permanently shelved its proposal to monitor cell antenna emissions, India is moving forward with a plan, but it didn't react quickly after cell towers popped up everywhere. Please see: 
RF Compliance  
SafetyLMSystems Online TrainingNew online training allows for affordable courses
With over 40 years of experience, Gordon Lyman has chaired committees focused upon improving the telecommunication tower industry. His new online site reflects his passion as well as an industry need for online training. Please see: 
Crown Castle T-Mobile FinesCrown Castle and T-Mobile fined $10,000 each by MassDEP
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has penalized T-Mobile and Crown Castle USA $10,000 each for failure to timely report the release of 400 gallons of propane. Please see: 
Propane spill  
CommScope Carlyle GroupCommScope agrees to go private in $3.9 billion Carlyle takeover
CommScope Inc. has agreed to be bought out by asset manager Carlyle Group for $3.9 billion, two days after announcing it was in takeover talks. The CEO and COO will stay with the company. Please see: 
Three Tower Techs FallThree workers hospitalized after rigging accident
While working on a 1948 television tower in Utica, N.Y., two tower technicians fell and a third one was injured. Their injuries were not seen as life threatening.
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Three fall in New York
US Cell Site TotalsFCC's cell site growth prediction at 7% may be flawed
The FCC has projected growth levels year over year at 7% for the next five years, but their analysis may be flawed. They reportedly didn't add LightSquared's 40,000 base stations to their analysis. Please see: 
FCC's growth prediction   
Guy Wire CalculatorNew guy wire calculator provides an instant parts list
Indentifying the various components and wire lengths in a guy wire system has always been a difficult task - until today. WirelessEstimator.com's newest E-Tool is an easily navigated module that does it for you. Please 
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