Common Language Location Identifier (CLLI): unknown
Geolocation (GL) code: unknown
Address: east of S. Derinda Rd./Ridge Rd. (CR 7), near #9787, Jo Daviess County, IL
Latitude: N42-13-28 (42.22444) approx.
Longitude: W90-08-50 (-90.14722) approx.
Active AT&T Callsigns: none
Canceled AT&T Callsigns: WAH619
Elizabeth's physical facilities consist of a self-supporting steel-lattice tower and an equipment building.
Thanks to Terry Michaels for contributing this information.
Elizabeth 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 hop from Elizabeth to the Hanover tower (Hanover R) used TN-1 microwave radios at 11 GHz, this was done to prevent interference with the low level 4 GHz (C band) signal coming down from the satellite.
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