Upgrades are coming to a cellphone tower located on the main building’s rooftop at Portland Community College (PCC). Permit application 20-211707 describes the replacement of existing cellular communication equipment. This project is part of a batch of permits performing similar enhancements at other tower sites.
The permit seeks to remove eight antennas and replace them with six new antennas. Six new remote radio units are taking their place of three older units. Three new surge protectors take the place of older units. Twelve tower mounted amplifiers are coming off the building without replacement. A new fiber trunk data line is replacing older cabling. Three new DC trunks will replace six old ones.
This application proposes no increase in height, nor will residents see much change in tower appearance. This project is a standard equipment upgrade that will bring better service to cellphone users in the area.