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Verizon tower goes up on south side

Workers assemble pieces for a 130-foot Verizon Wireless tower off Stinocher Street, adjacent to F.J. Krob Co. (photos by Doug Lindner)

SOLON– Maybe you’ll be able to hear better soon.
Workers put up a 130-foot Verizon Wireless tower, in a light commercial district, on Stinocher Street, adjacent to F.J. Krob Co.
Mike Aicher, owner of the property, reported the tower was delivered in three pieces on Wednesday, May 6.
Initially proposed back in 2016, the tower will carry a signal for Verizon, a popular carrier in the area. Other wireless companies could lease space according to a representative at a 2016 city council meeting. The tower will be enclosed by a 6-foot fence, have no climbing pegs on the first 10 feet and be engineered to collapse in an area about a third of its height, according to the original plans.
Cell phones communicate with nearby cell towers mainly through radiofrequency (RF) waves, a form of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and microwaves. When a person makes a cell phone call, a signal is sent from the phone’s antenna to the nearest base station antenna. The voice signals are then sent to a switching center which transfers the call to its destination. Voice signals are then relayed back and forth during the call.