Recently, EWA staff members were invited by Terry Zaccarino, EWA Board member and owner of Communications Electronics of Fairfax, Virginia to a site visit atop a 10-story building in the District of Columbia, just blocks away from the National Cathedral. The site houses equipment for a multitude of communications systems, including many for which EWA secured the spectrum solution. Among them was a 900 MHz conventional radio system operated by a major ready-mixed concrete company based in Waldorf, Maryland. The system is used for both dispatch and management control purposes as the trucks deliver concrete within the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Mr. Zaccarino asked staff to consider whether the site would be suitable for the company’s coverage requirements. From the rooftop, EWA staff could clearly see the nation’s monuments, the U.S. Capitol Building, Tidal Basin, and even FedxEx Field, among other sights in the distance.
Mr. Zaccarino stated that “one can see everything from here.” The site is ideal for the concrete company as it provides a 40 dBu service contour that encircles the metropolitan area, just where the concrete trucks need to go.