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#21 Rukin1

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

It's less than a half mile from my house, too. Can't wait.

Well i've always wanted a roomature ;) lol jk

That's soo far away. Thanks for the information as well sir :D.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

Stuff I would like:

1) Photos of base station cabinets

2) Multi-angle close ups of RRUs & the rf splitter device (?) that is connected to two of the 4 RF ports.

3) Different views of each antenna & RRU

4) overview of all three RRU & Antennas

5) Overview of antenna & nearby racks

6) Sprint NV rack

7) Anything else you deem worthy of taking images of

 

The base station cabinets may be a bit problematic - this is a tower that also contains AT&T and VZW, and there is an enclosed structure that houses a lot of stuff. I'll do my best to grab as much as I can, but I can't make any guarantees. That said, hopefully the Clearwire base station cabinets are easy to spot and are out in the open. I did see some shiny metal cabinetry, which matches the other Clearwire flagpole site's base station cabinet, so we may be in luck.

 

I'll try to grab the other images once it clears up and we have better lighting. 


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

Stuff I would like:

1) Photos of base station cabinets

2) Multi-angle close ups of RRUs & the rf splitter device (?) that is connected to two of the 4 RF ports.

3) Different views of each antenna & RRU

4) overview of all three RRU & Antennas

5) Overview of antenna & nearby racks

6) Sprint NV rack

7) Anything else you deem worthy of taking images of

 

I updated the Flickr photoset with a lot more photos, including the base stations. We were lucky - they were out in the open.  :D

 

That link again (to the full-resolution photos):

(right-click on the image, select "Original")


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

Updated :)

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Circle stuff timothy wilco! lol awesome stuff though!!

So was this tower a clearwire tower at first? or Sprint 4G or was it just a non-updated tower?


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Circle stuff timothy wilco! lol awesome stuff though!!

So was this tower a clearwire tower at first? or Sprint 4G or was it just a non-updated tower?

 

This was only a Clearwire site - I didn't see this at all on Robert's Map. I know the tower is shared with a few other carriers, but didn't ever see Sprint represented.

 

This tower would provide amazing coverage for Highway 40 through St. Louis -- the next tower is about 1.5 miles down the road (Flagpole), and then another 1.5 - 2 miles to a rooftop site. I'm getting pretty excited about the rollout now. :)


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

So, I guess the next logical follow-up would be: how soon will these Clearwire sites be accepted? And, can I power up my tri-band MiFi hotspot and start pulling TD-LTE? (The obvious answer to that is, "you've got to try")


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

So, I guess the next logical follow-up would be: how soon will these Clearwire sites be accepted? And, can I power up my tri-band MiFi hotspot and start pulling TD-LTE? (The obvious answer to that is, "you've got to try")

 

I think that's an unknown so far. We haven't gotten information about Clear's sites like we have Sprint, it was a surprise when Denver and Chicago etc. went live. I doubt they've been under Sprint's control long enough for them to be active right of the bat like Sprint's are, so I'd imagine even if everything was ready to go it likely won't be accepting users for a while. But then, you never know!


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

I think that's an unknown so far. We haven't gotten information about Clear's sites like we have Sprint, it was a surprise when Denver and Chicago etc. went live. I doubt they've been under Sprint's control long enough for them to be active right of the bat like Sprint's are, so I'd imagine even if everything was ready to go it likely won't be accepting users for a while. But then, you never know!

 

I know this site already has backhaul - I'm just not sure if it's a shared arrangement with A&T/VZW for the fiber, or if that has to be run separately. 

 

Multi-vendor sites confuse me.  :lol:


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

So Clearwire towers get it first? I'm assuming lol


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

How about comparison to WiMax Antennas/RRU's?

 

Is Clear replacing the WiMax Antennas with these new antennas or will there be 2 different types of antennas per rack or 2 racks?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

How about comparison to WiMax Antennas/RRU's?

 

Is Clear replacing the WiMax Antennas with these new antennas or will there be 2 different types of antennas per rack or 2 racks?

 

One to one RRU replacement. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

One to one RRU replacement. 

So their new setup will have WiMax and 2500/2600 from one Antenna/RRU? Can we get a photo comparison between the current WiMax setup and the TD setup?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

So their new setup will have WiMax and 2500/2600 from one Antenna/RRU? Can we get a photo comparison between the current WiMax setup and the TD setup?

 

That's going to be fun...



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:44 PM

That's going to be fun...

Why?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:44 PM

Why?

 

I have to search for images of legacy samsung, motorola, huawei, and whatever else clearwire used. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:48 PM

I have to search for images of legacy samsung, motorola, huawei, and whatever else clearwire used. 

Ohhh, didn't know there were that many vendors...



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

Ohhh, didn't know there were that many vendors...

 

I vaguely remember someone posting up legacy Samsung Wimax RRUs on a street pole but I can't find it hmm



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

I just activated my MiFi hotspot, so I'll check that tower when I get home.

(It sucks that my corp. discount won't apply to the plan, per the sales dude)
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

I just activated my MiFi hotspot, so I'll check that tower when I get home.

(It sucks that my corp. discount won't apply to the plan, per the sales dude)

Discounts only apply to the first line now...sucks







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