Meeting Small Foot Print Requirement at Palouse Falls
State Parks identified a critical gap in radio coverage at Palouse Falls State Park due to the unique geology of the 500-foot deep canyon.
State Parks identified a critical gap in radio coverage at Palouse Falls State Park due to the unique geology of the 500-foot deep canyon. The Department of Natural Resources used ARE Telecom’s AFS 150 portable foundation and 30’ self-raising pole to provide radio coverage for firefighting efforts, support the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Washington State Parks Commission daily operations.
The AFS 150 system allowed DNR to meet the State Park small print requirement while providing critical radio coverage to the park. The ballasted radio site occupies 200 ft.² and operates on solar power. The radio equipment is housed in a compact outdoor cabinet and a barbed-wire on the AFS protect the equipment from animals.
- Improve radio coverage at Palouse Falls State Park
- Self-contained system power through solar panels
- Above ground foundation with small footprint on state park land
- Pick-up truck
- Hand tools
- Cement blocks
- Remote area in Palouse Falls State Park
- Minimal site disruption and visual impact to meet state park requirements
- Limited budget
- Quick install
The foundation system will arrive in a crate.
Level the base that the foundation will sit on.
Assemble the foundation with king post and ballast trays.
Attach the pole and hydraulic raising system.
Raise the pole and remove the hydraulic raising system.