“Antenna array” means any system of pole, panels, rods, reflecting discs or similar devices used for the transmission or reception of radio frequency signals. Antennas include the following types:
A. Omni-directional (also known as “whip”) antenna: Receives radio frequency signals in a 360-degree radio pattern, and which is up to 15 feet in height and up to four inches in diameter.
B. Directional (also known as “panel”) antenna: Receives and transmits radio signals in a directional pattern typically encompassing an arc of 120 degrees.
C. Parabolic (also known as “dish”) antenna: Is a bowl-shaped device for the reception and/or transmission of radio frequency communications signals in a specific pattern.
D. Ancillary antenna: An antenna that is less than 12 inches in its largest dimension that is not directly used to provide personal wireless communication services. Such antennas would include global positioning satellite (GPS) antennas.
E. Other: All other transmitting and receiving equipment not specifically described herein shall be regulated in conformity with the type of antenna described herein which most closely resembles such equipment.
“Collocation” means when one or more wireless communication providers mount equipment on a single support structure (e.g., building, monopole, lattice tower).
“Equipment shelter or cabinet” means a room, cabinet, building, or vault used to house equipment for utility or service providers. Associated equipment may include air-conditioning and emergency generators.
“FAA” means the Federal Aviation Administration.
“FCC” means the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has the power to regulate interstate and foreign communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
“Related equipment” means all equipment ancillary to the transmission and reception of voice and data via radio frequencies. Such equipment may include, but is not limited to, cable, conduits and connections.
“Support structures” means structures to which antennas and other necessary associated hardware is mounted. Support structures include, but are not limited to, transmission towers, utility poles, and buildings.
“Temporary wireless communication facility (Temp WCF)” means a WCF which is to be placed in use for a limited period of time, is not deployed in a permanent manner, and does not have a permanent foundation.
“Transmission tower” means a freestanding structure, other than a building, on which communication devices are mounted. Transmission towers may serve either as a major or minor communications facility. Transmission towers include, but are not limited to, the following support structures:
A. Guyed tower: A support structure which is usually more than 100 feet tall, and consists of metal crossed strips or bars and is steadied by guy wires in a radial pattern around the tower.
B. Lattice tower: A support structure which consists of crossed metal braces, forming a tower which is usually triangular or square in cross-section.
C. Monopole: A support structure which consists of a single pole sunk into the ground and/or attached to a foundation.
“Wireless communication facility (WCF)” means an unstaffed facility for the transmission and reception of low-power radio signals consisting of an equipment shelter or cabinet, a support structure, antennas, and related equipment. WCFs can be divided into two categories:
A. Attached wireless communication facility (Attached WCF): An antenna array that is attached to an existing building or structure (attached structure), which structures shall include but not be limited to utility poles and water towers, with any accompanying pole or device which attaches the antenna array to the existing building or structure and associated connection cables, and an equipment facility which may be located either inside or outside of the attached structure.
B. Freestanding wireless communication facilities with support structures.
“Wireless communications” means any personal wireless services as defined in the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 which includes FCC licensed commercial wireless communications services including cellular, personal communication services (PCS), specialized mobile radio (SMR), enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR), paging and similar services that currently exist or that may in the future be developed.