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what's on the lightpost?

what's on the lightpost?

what's on the lightpost?

I was visiting a home in a new subdivision yesterday and on one of the lightpoles there was a device I could not identify.  It appeared to have a small solar panel on one side of a nema rated looking sealed box with 4 rods (antennae?) coming out of it, 2 up, 2 down.  I have no idea what this thing was, I thought maybe battery backup for the lights, but what are teh rods?  
Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask this, however I figured if anyone knows, they read here...


RE: what's on the lightpost?

Just a guess...

It sounds like it could be a RF collector/repeator for an automated meter reading system.  It would capture readings from utility meters in a subdivision and forward them to either the company office or another upstream collector/repeator.

RE: what's on the lightpost?

Or an RF repeater for the radio system used by the service personnel.

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