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7 minutes ago, Bob Newhart said:

New band 26 sites aren't set to full power right away.

Yes—sometimes not even for a few months. 

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Has anyone else around Seattle/North Seattle been dropping connections more often within the past couple weeks? I've lost connection multiple times on 405 near Bothell, in Kenmore, Lynnwood, Shoreline. Trying to figure out if it is me or something else.

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9 minutes ago, JThorson said:

Has anyone else around Seattle/North Seattle been dropping connections more often within the past couple weeks? I've lost connection multiple times on 405 near Bothell, in Kenmore, Lynnwood, Shoreline. Trying to figure out if it is me or something else.

What do you mean by dropping connections?

I'll be back in that area in about a week. I can let you know what I find. 

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1 hour ago, RAvirani said:

What do you mean by dropping connections?

I'll be back in that area in about a week. I can let you know what I find. 

Sorry, I'll try to be more clear. I've been losing data connection on a consistent basis in the surrounding areas; I'll have good B25 or B41 connection then nothing, I don't even get ehrpd. I have Signal Check setup to alert me every time I lose data connection and it has been happening more frequently. I would check myself but don't really have the know-how . Does that make some sense?

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15 minutes ago, JThorson said:

Sorry, I'll try to be more clear. I've been losing data connection on a consistent basis in the surrounding areas; I'll have good B25 or B41 connection then nothing, I don't even get ehrpd. I have Signal Check setup to alert me every time I lose data connection and it has been happening more frequently. I would check myself but don't really have the know-how . Does that make some sense?

Interesting. I've never experienced that before but I'll let you know when I'm back. 

What device do you have?

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1 hour ago, RAvirani said:

Interesting. I've never experienced that before but I'll let you know when I'm back. 

What device do you have?

I've got the S9+

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Found my first two M-MIMO sites in the area: SE03XC104 (located by Wild Waves in Federal Way) and SE03XC278. They are both broadcasting five L2500 carriers. 

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They did some upgrades to at least one of the towers in Woodinville and my d/l speed just clocked in at 186Mbps. Additionally, I am seeing a good amount of B26 LTE out off Avondale Rd. 

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1 hour ago, PedroDaGr8 said:

They did some upgrades to at least one of the towers in Woodinville and my d/l speed just clocked in at 186Mbps. Additionally, I am seeing a good amount of B26 LTE out off Avondale Rd. 

Which site in Woodinville? Are you referring to the one by the town center (by the AMC, Target, etc)?

Yes, all of the towers along Avondale are triband-enabled barring one Clear site. Backhaul has also been upgraded on all of those sites. 

There is a new site in planning on Avondale between NE 116th Street and NE Novelty Hill Road. Fingers crossed that site gets built!

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26 minutes ago, RAvirani said:

Which site in Woodinville? Are you referring to the one by the town center (by the AMC, Target, etc)?

Yes, all of the towers along Avondale are triband-enabled barring one Clear site. Backhaul has also been upgraded on all of those sites. 

There is a new site in planning on Avondale between NE 116th Street and NE Novelty Hill Road. Fingers crossed that site gets built!

The one over off NE N Woodinville Way right next to Metier Brewing (the CDMA location says 14125 NE 189th St, Woodinville). I believe the tower is triband based on the logs (I see B25, B26, and B41 from it) though usually I am on B41. 

800MHz LTE is really ideal for that area based on the relative low-density of the area. 

 

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That site (SE03XC157) is triband enabled. It was upgraded last year.

I suspect the speed increases you're seeing aren't because of any upgrades to that particular site. Rather, the site in the Check Ride Driver Training Services parking lot (SE52XC053) was upgraded from legacy Clear equipment to triband recently. That has taken a lot of load off of surrounding sites and improved coverage greatly in Town Center area. 

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Found another M-MIMO site: SE03XC055. We might need to setup a map/spreadsheet to start logging these soon. 

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On 6/7/2019 at 1:47 PM, RAvirani said:

Found another M-MIMO site: SE03XC055. We might need to setup a map/spreadsheet to start logging these soon. 

How do these show up in Signal Check? Can you tell that a site is MMIMO? Where is this site located?

 

Also, I just hit over 200MBps from SE03XC157. Things are flowing very smoothly in this part of Woodinville. 

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8 hours ago, PedroDaGr8 said:

How do these show up in Signal Check? Can you tell that a site is MMIMO?

Not currently by signal.  Possible with site notes.

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