Mystery Electronics on Arkansas Avenue

Look up at that gizmo attached to the lamp post at Arkansas and Upshur. What could that be?

Is it a Shot Spotter installation? Or a secret District emergency radio transmitter?

It seems to be an antenna leading to the traffic camera. Could this be a red light remote control? At least its not MPD CCTV or Tom’s hated speed cameras.

Regardless of what it does, I’m glad the powers that be are installing electronics on light poles and not up a kitty’s bum.

Even the spooks should have morals.

2 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    It’s probably just an empty box. The Republicans installed it to place fear in our minds.

  2. David (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    That is a log-periodic dipole omnidirectional antenna. So it’s probably boradcasting something back to a home base, possibly for statistics or other data gathering application.

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