Common Language Location Identifier (CLLI): unknown
Geolocation (GL) code: unknown
Address: south side of Timber Creek Rd., about of 0.3 mi. west of Swarts Rd., Lee County, IL
Latitude: N41-52-22 (41.87278) approx.
Longitude: W89-32-15 (-89.53750) approx.
Active AT&T Callsigns: none
Canceled AT&T Callsigns: WAH621
Dixon's physical facilities consist of a self-supporting steel-lattice tower and an equipment building.
Thanks to Terry Michaels for contributing this information.
Dixon was an auxiliary (relay) station on a four-hop microwave link (view additional details) from the Lee, IL main station to the Hanover, IL earth station (Hanover C.S.). From Lee, the hops to Dixon, Chadwick and Elizabeth used 4 GHz TD-3D equipment.
The link was brought on line around 1974, and retired in 1986. According to neighbors the 2 horn antennas aimed at Dixon on the 240 foot tower at Lee were removed by helicopter shortly thereafter. AT&T sold the towers and land at Dixon, Chadwick and Elizabeth in 1988. The earth station and the 11 GHz link tower were dismantled around 1994.
Created on January 2, 2003 at 18:47 by Albert LaFrance