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Everything posted by Joski1624

  1. The strange thing here is that Cleveland on what I believe is the "typical" B26 EARFCN which is 8763, and I've also been told that 3x3 is here to stay until further notice. Our CDMA Channel is different being at 526. In our secondary IBEZ zone, 1x800 was initially 476 and was changed to 526 when B26 launched.
  2. The Magic Box 6 months later

    I have an inverter that has a built in watt meter, so I plugged my Gen 2 MB in to see what it pulls. It is pretty efficient. When it's fully configured and transmitting B41, it pulls about 10 watts. During setup when B41 is off, it pulls just 3 watts.
  3. Do you know if the carrier size is 3 or 5 MHz? Its 3 MHz in the Cleveland market IBEZ zones. B26 went live here back in the spring. Many sites within 20 miles or so of the Lake have the 0F northerly sector shut off. In some cases only one sector is live at a particular site. The strange thing is that many sites along the lakeshore have 0F active. Maybe it's to test interference to Canada without a potential network interruption if sectors need to be shut off?
  4. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    All Sprint small cells found in the Ohio markets have had their Cascade ID posted at the site, so it makes singling it out a lot easier. They've all contained 90XS. For instance, a cascade ID for a small cell found in a Cleveland, OH area suburb is CL90XSB19. Obviously, the LA market prefix is different. Also, the signal is quite strong standing next to those things. I've achieved low -60s RSRP standing roughly 20 feet away from the pole.
  5. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    Once upon a time, BSLs we're the actual site coordinates, but now a vast majority use what are called offsets. Triangulation with the BSL coordinates of all sectors is the only way to narrow down the approximate location. Also, BSLs are a CDMA technology feature. Small cells are LTE only. That's where site notes on SCP comes into play.
  6. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    So what EARFCNs have shown up so far? Mine is 39874
  7. The CDMA channel number in the engineering screen should tell you that. Here's a good resource to help figure out the frequency. http://niviuk.free.fr/cdma_band.php
  8. Which is why I am sooo thankful for the database file that you maintain . Adding CDMA site notes were too much of a hassle to add to my personal database file.
  9. Mini macros and small cells share the same GCI pool here. They all are intermixed. All of our small cells have a GCI ending of 01 only. All of them are relay backhaul, so fiber or other backhaul may yield different results if the small cell supports multiple carriers. All our mini macro Gci suffixes have been 31, 32, 33/39, 3A, 3B depending on the carrier.
  10. Motorola Google Nexus 6 Users Thread

    The final security patch for my Nexus 5 was like this (Dec 2016, I believe). It says up to date. I tried manually applying the update and it didn't work. The latest security patch still shown is November.
  11. I wish a SCP beta thread would be considered. I'm not really interested in digging through 30+ replies to something I'm not a part of.
  12. With Toledo now keeping track of network upgrades now, it's been found that many areas of the market now have a 10x10 MHz carrier for B25, and even some areas that have an additional 5x5 carrier for capacity. B26 has pretty much gone marketwide now too. blkkatana would probably have a better idea of what's around Lima. Not sure how well VZW is fairing in the unlimited game, but AT&T seems to be suffering terribly in parts of Northeast Ohio from my observation. I use an AT&T sim mostly for testing purposes. Lately, I've had to push the device to HSPA just to have uninterrupted music streaming. I'm very glad I've got Sprint now to be honest.
  13. Current Sprint PRLs

    Data roaming on vzw hasn't worked in my area for years; only voice calls work. Fortunately, I rarely roam now, but vzw data roaming does work when I travel to other regions. Whenever I get EVDO while getting a 1x roaming signal, it ends up being Sprint anyway when I check the EVDO engineering screen.
  14. Throwback Thursday S4GRU style

    Now there must be MOAR!! Ain't nobody got time for a lousy 3G forever site finally getting fired up with only 1900 LTE these days except for the die hards like myself
  15. Network Vision/LTE - Cleveland/NE Ohio Market

    Ah yes, I know what you mean. B26 coverage at some sites is downright awful right now. I was in range (line of sight, literally) of the site in Parkman yesterday. I had one device on 800 (hydro icon - my best performer) and one on 1900 (Nexus 5 - best performer). I was consistently getting a 10-20 dB weaker on 800. I've been keeping my hydro on 800 at home, and I've noticed a vast improvement in 2 weeks. These were grabbed from roughly the same spot a few minutes ago. I'm only a 1/2 mile from the site. Granted it doesn't account for antenna placement between devices, nor the margin of error in placement, but on average the signal is about 15-20 dB stronger here on 800, and so far the only site where I've found that 800 outreaches 1900. Too bad only one sector is active at my home site. So, there is hope. Just some patience is needed.
  16. Network Vision/LTE - Cleveland/NE Ohio Market

    Here are some general stats of our user finds for our market. We still have 11 GMOs left. The rest are way off the beaten path, so nobody has recorded them. 1x800 444/627 Sites Confirmed - 70.81% Band 25 602/627 Sites Confirmed - 96.01% Band 26 132/627 Sites Confirmed - 21.05% Band 41 (8T8R) 363/627 Sites Confirmed - 57.89% Band 41 Mini Macro (formerly Clearwire) 101/155 Sites Confirmed - 65.16%
  17. Network Vision/LTE - Cleveland/NE Ohio Market

    B26 has been lighting up market wide. That's what's been happening 128 129 132 so far have been found. There's much more out there that hasn't yet been found.
  18. My fear is that another spectrum auction will happen again in another decade once wireless providers have determined that they need more spectrum. Though I'm personally not thrilled with a sizeable chunk of UHF television spectrum being pulled from broadcasters again, I am hopeful that a repack this time around will be more efficient now that analog is not a factor. My question for broadcasters is how they are going to roll out ATSC 3.0
  19. The app is called network signal guru and it does require root permissions. The center frequency is the same for both the 5x5 and 3x3 carriers, so it seems to be measuring bandwidth in some way, shape or form. It makes me wonder why stock android engineering screens don't show LTE carrier bandwidth if the radio has the capability. Samsung devices have been the gold standard for BW measurement, and I've already seen a 3 MHz bandwidth LTE 800 carrier in the engineering screens.
  20. To my knowledge, there's only 10 sites in the Cleveland market that even have 5x5MHz of 800 LTE. The rest are close enough, or within one of the IBEZ contours to be 3x3 only. Dkyeager was the first one to point out to me that a 5x5 B26 carrier is currently not feasible here because of the current CDMA voice carrier channel assignment, which is 526. The signals would overlap and interfere with each other.
  21. And this is from a 3x3 carrier. I'm trying to enjoy it while I have the chance ????
  22. A reminder for me as well as I also did the same thing by reporting here that SCP wasn't recognizing a band on our mini-macros and B41 small cells
  23. Nice to see that you've got 10x10. I'm just curious as to why you're posting these screenshots here instead of in SC related threads, or do they not exist?
  24. Network Vision/LTE - Cleveland/NE Ohio Market

    Keep your eyes peeled. It's still plugging away at my local site this morning. How far are you from your home site? I'm pretty close at about a 1/2 mile, so I wouldn't have any trouble even with B41.
  25. Network Vision/LTE - Cleveland/NE Ohio Market

    So I noticed yesterday, February 1st, that several sites in my area now have B26 live. I live in central Geauga county. I traveled to Parkman and then to streetsboro. I only saw one site where B26 was not live. It was the site in Hiram. That one does have 1x800. Has anyone else seen B26 elsewhere in the primary IBEZ?