Circuit Assembly Halls

by jamiebowers 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • jamiebowers

    I've just been informed that ca halls in Richmond, VA, Pittsburgh, PA and possibly Crownsville, MD have multiple sattelite dishes and antenas. Does anyone know why?

  • sweet pea
    sweet pea

    They get money from the people that own them to have them placed there?

    It's usually about the money.......

  • blondie

    Do they COs, DOs, or caretakers that live in them?

  • jamiebowers
    Do they COs, DOs, or caretakers that live in them?

    I don't know...will try to find out.

  • IronHill

    Crownsville, MD does have residents in it (although not at the moment since they are rebuilding it).

  • sir82

    Most Assembly Halls, at least the ones built in the last 20-30 years, have 2,3, maybe 4 apartments in them. One for an Assembly Hall Overseer who lives there and is a building caretaker, one or 2 for a DO and/or maybe a CO, and one or 2 for visiting speakers from Bethel or other visiting "dignitaries".

    Probably the satellite dish is for the ones living there.

  • blondie

    My thought exactly, sir82.

  • NewYork44M

    I think the sattelite dishes are old school technology that has been replaced by high speed internet.

    I remember seeing the sattelite dish at several sites. I doubt they are used anymore. I doubt they were ever used to beam the talks to heaven.

  • blondie

    We still use a small dish from Directv. It is still a feature seen all over in the midwest.

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Are they DirectTV or Dish units? Or are they of other types? Sattelite communication with the AH's - I doubt it though.


  • jamiebowers

    Thanks for the responses. But these sattelites are much larger than what would be used or Direct TV. Some of them are 6 or 8 feet wide. There are residents in all of the halls listed.

  • blondie

    They could be old ones that they don't use any more. We drive by houses out here with those big ones and they have the directv/dish ones on the house.

    Maybe they channel messages from God..........ha

  • Gregor

    Possibly setting up a PPV venue for boxing matches, etc. Make a few bucks. ?

  • steve2

    If these were located in Brooklyn, NY, a reasonable guess would be they are Jehovah's method of communicating with the governing body.

  • DaCheech

    halls in nj that host overseers pay for their monthly bill of satellite dish. I have seen the $59 or so monthly charge

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