Saybrook's steel-lattice tower supports a mix of Western Electric KS-15676 horn-reflector antennas and high-performance parabolics. The parabolic antennas, mounted lower on the tower than the horns, were probably installed to provide space-diiversity reception.
A 1970 route map shows Saybrook having the following microwave paths: north to Odell No. 1 and Odell No. 2, IL; southeast to Champaign, IL and south-southwest to Cisco, IL.
As a junction point for several radio paths, Saybrook was most likely a "main station" with protection switching and maintenance functions.
Created on January 24, 2005 at 17:14 by Albert LaFrance