How To Make a Cell Site

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Prior to any installation, a survey needs to take place. We've created a checklist for surveying.

Buy the hardware

Set it up in your lab

Physically install it

Equipment Bag

Tools (tethered to the bag with 2mm rope):


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

There are various guidelines for what we've found appropriate. Use this as part of your research and decision making to determine what PPE is appropriate for you in your environment. These are not recommendations, guidelines, or procedures; they are our notes. We all are responsible for everyone's safety, and this wiki page is not enough to determine what PPE you need. Do not go on site without the help of experienced professionals. This work is dangerous and we accept no liability for damages as a result of your actions.


Climber and ground rigger: