Anritsu highlights extreme jobs


Matthew Myers faces winds of up to 110 MPH atop a 12,000 foot mountain peak as he deploys, installs and maintains cell phone towers for Union Wireless in Colorado. When he heard about Anritsu Company’s Toughest Site Competition, he knew his sites could qualify. Myers maintains nearly 40 different cell sites in Colorado, many of which can only be accessed using a snow cat from October through August.  Temperatures can be as low as -50 degrees.

Myers ended up winning the contest and riding off with a new Harley-Davidson. He did face some stiff competition from other entrants who routinely battle intense heat, snakes, scorpions and storms.

Japan’s Anritsu makes test and measurement instruments for communications. The competition was designed to demonstrate the durability and reliability of Anritsu’s products in even the most extreme conditions. Ten runners up in the contest each won an HD Flip video camera. They were James M. of Anchorage, AK; Rodney C. of Merced, CA; Mike M. of Itasca, IL; Robert W. of Indianapolis, IN; Russell M. of Tulsa, OK; Pete L. of Paris, TX; Kyle T. of Ramsey, MN; Gary H. of Moraga, CA; Gary M. of Lake Worth, FL; and Jeremy D. of Columbus, GA.


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Martha DeGrasse

Wireless Martha DeGrasse has been creating content for RCR Wireless News since 2011. Recent feature reports include Building Tomorrow's Neworks, Outdoor DAS and Small Cell Case Studies, Wireless Infrastructure Service Company Review, and Investing in HetNets. (All of these can be found by clicking on Reports at the top of this page.) At RCR, Martha also developed the 5 Things to Know Today series and the Mobile Minute. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York. Martha left Dow Jones to move to Austin, Texas, where she managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Follow her on Twitter @mdegrasseRCR