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#521 Jones

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:22 AM

Has anyone driven through Squirrel Hill to test if service is active yet?

 

I always dropped to no service in Liberty, but maintained at least 3G in Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill.

 

http://pittsburgh.cb...el-hill-tunnel/

 

From the article:

Work in the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and the Liberty Tunnel will be easier than Squirrel Hill because the conduits already exist. But Verizon stated that Squirrel Hill will go online first, with Liberty and Fort Pitt to follow. Each tunnel coming on line as soon as the work is finished.

The work is expected to occur through mid September.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:42 AM

Has anyone driven through Squirrel Hill to test if service is active yet?

I always dropped to no service in Liberty, but maintained at least 3G in Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill.

http://pittsburgh.cb...el-hill-tunnel/

From the article:
Work in the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and the Liberty Tunnel will be easier than Squirrel Hill because the conduits already exist. But Verizon stated that Squirrel Hill will go online first, with Liberty and Fort Pitt to follow. Each tunnel coming on line as soon as the work is finished.

The work is expected to occur through mid September.

I have, but unfortunately wasn't paying attention as I was driving next time I'll watch my phone and see. It may be a while though...

I'm 99% sure the site ID will be PT03XC407 (labeled as "Squirrel Hill Tunnel"), which would imply a regular macro site rather than a repeater, DAS, or small cell. But let's just say an internal source indicates it's not active yet

It also appears the Liberty Tunnel will be a repeater, PT96XR002.

For the Fort Pitt Tunnel, site PT59XC600 is right above the tunnel and is broadcasting 10x10 B25 only (no B26) and CDMA. From a Google maps search, this is the antenna https://goo.gl/maps/PFD4ByNkvUF2

Somehow it has 3 sectors that have been detected. So it could be a DAS extension from what goes through the tunnel. In which case, Fort Pitt would potentially have LTE on GCI 0A2107xx.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:53 AM

Found this today near old kmart uniontown.

https://www.dropbox....122130.jpg?dl=0

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

Nice small cell. Broadcasting?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

I was busy finding replacement for a broken ceiling fan so no time to sit. I did try and airplane mode but no new GCI. If I had to guess what it was then sprint because it had what looked like an AirHarmony 4000.

 

http://www.airspan.c...pril2016-lr.pdf

 

https://www.dropbox....124028.jpg?dl=0



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

I was busy finding replacement for a broken ceiling fan so no time to sit. I did try and airplane mode but no new GCI. If I had to guess what it was then sprint because it had what looked like an AirHarmony 4000.

http://www.airspan.c...pril2016-lr.pdf

https://www.dropbox....124028.jpg?dl=0

Another key item is the broadcast antenna on the top, which contains three elements which can be tilted for aim. A side antenna is used for directional reception. This one could be fiber fed.

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