Jul 14, 2015 - 03:57 AM
Monopole towers are designed to have the cables inside the pole. When carriers started running more than one transmission line to each antenna, many monopoles couldn’t accommodate that many transmission lines inside. The result is monopoles with cables on the outside. Since monopoles aren’t designed to have cables on the outside, cable support brackets have to be installed on the monopole before the cables can be installed. The cables supports have to be spaced every 3’ in most areas of the country. In some geographic areas the manufacturer states the cable supports can be 4’ apart, but in most cases 3’ is standard. If you can't see cables on the monopole, then the cables are all contained inside the pole, if you can see cables on the outside of the monopole, then likely the pole is full of cables or one of the carriers didn't want their cables tangled with the other carrier cables inside the pole.