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Pic of tower...can you identify the other carrier?


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Second pic should be a bit more clear. There is a site about 1/3 of a mile down the road that I thought was AT&T. Both sites are behind businesses, so I'm not sure if I can clearly see the cabinets or utility meters for labeling without some footwork.

 

I'll get a full size crop up here in a few--does look like RRUs maybe....though the panels look smaller/thinner than the other Ericsson equipment around here. Maybe no 800MHz support?

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Good grief, those birds might start feeling a bit "warm."

 

AJ

I think the tower isn't far from this house...one of my favorites.

 

birds3.jpg

 

As for the mystery panels, I think Sprint is the bottom rack. Upon closer inspection, they look like some of the rural panels I have pics of elsewhere. Ericsson must be putting at least two different kinds of panels up around here.

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Are you sure that's a Sprint site?

It is according to the database here (WT03XC038). I did not verify using signal levels. Google's Street View shows the tower minus the large panel in the middle of the bottom rack.

 

Here's a tight crop of that panel. http://glowingfields...8/IMG_2510s.jpg

Looks like Ericsson RRUs, but seems very basic in cabling. There's only a set of two coax lines to the RRUs. Only installed for 1900 maybe?

 

For visual comparison, here are three different setups I've seen:

Style 1

Style 2

Style 3 (and another)

 

Styles 2 and 3 may be the same equipment, just pictured with two different cabling configurations. Notice that 2 and 3 seem to have the same panels, but 2 has more cables indicating 1900 and 800. Also notice this style doesn't seem to have remote downtilt controllers--maybe that's the difference. Perhaps not every NV site will be remotely adjustable so they're using fixed panels at some sites.

 

EDIT: Just noticed--the connections on the examples for Styles 2 and 3 are on opposite sides of the panel, so perhaps there are at least three types of panels....

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