Common Language Location Identifier (CLLI): DASYOKQ0010
Geolocation (GL) code: OK1500
Address: off D1643 Rd, Pittsburg County, OK
Latitude: N34-37-41 (34.62806)
Longitude: W95-41-10 (-95.68611)
Elevation: 1416 ft. (432 M)
Location: 7 mi. NE of Daisy, Pittsburg County, OK
Active AT&T Callsigns: none
Canceled AT&T Callsigns: KLV85
(cancelation date unknown; station listed as active in March 1998 FCC database)
Daisy is an extremely remote site in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. The last few miles going to the property are gravel county roads, sparse population, rugged hill country. There is a fairly new cellular installation adjoining the property on the east, so the county is apparently maintaining the roads fairly well.
The property consists of 1.41 acres fenced with barbed wire and a locked gate, a large equipment building, and a microwave tower. The building is a solid concrete, windowless monolithic structure containing over 4,000 square feet of interior space and a ceiling height of 13' 6". It features a large "L" shaped equipment room, an AC/power panel room measuring 16'x 24', and a generator room measuring 14'x 23'. The doors are heavy "blasted rated" structures; there is one entry door on the front and dual doors on the rear. The building is clean and in good condition. It has no running water or plumbing, but there is a commercial indoor electric toilet in place.
There is some microwave equipment still in place, about 36 racks altogether, including Western Electric TD-2 microwave radios.
The tower is a massive four-legged self-supporting structure, 100' (30 M) tall, holding several Western Electric KS-15676 horn-reflector microwave antennas. The tower does not require painting or lighting by the FCC or the FAA. The tower area is fenced with an 8' chain-link fence and a locked gate.
AT&T route maps from October 1966 and from 1979 show Daisy having microwave links north to McAlester, OK and south to Darwin, OK. The maps suggest that Daisy was auxiliary (relay) station on a radio route linking Dallas, TX and Tulsa, OK. This route intersects an east-west route at Mounds, OK.
The 1966 map shows that all of the Tulsa-Dallas route was for both telephone and television service except for the link between Greenville, TX and Terrell, TX, in the Dallas area, which is designated as television-only. The 1979 map does not indicate the type of service carried on the routes.
As AT&T continued the conversion of its long-distance network to fiber optics, it sold Daisy to American Tower Corporation, a large tower-site firm which bought many of AT&T's microwave stations. American Tower, in turn sold the station to its current owner, McCullough Comsites Corporation, which offers space on the tower for lease to cellular telephone, PCS and paging providers, and other users of radio communications systems.
Thanks to Terry Michaels for contributing additional data and documentation.
Created on January 1, 2003 at 14:18 by Albert LaFrance