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There are a few towers by my house I'm trying to identify. The tower on the right I've found info indicating that it was once owned by Nextel then sold off.

 

What I'm wondering is are those Nextel panels on the lower portion? and even more curiously can anyone give me any clue as to what those panels up at the top may be for? CDMA, GSM, a particular carrier etc? Some time ago I found some kind of evidence that lead back to Denali Spectrum aka Leap/Cricket, but now I can't find that info anymore and I'm wondering If that could be in fact whose panels those are.

 

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There are a few towers by my house I'm trying to identify. The tower on the right I've found info indicating that it was once owned by Nextel then sold off.

 

What I'm wondering is are those Nextel panels on the lower portion? and even more curiously can anyone give me any clue as to what those panels up at the top may be for? CDMA, GSM, a particular carrier etc? Some time ago I found some kind of evidence that lead back to Denali Spectrum aka Leap/Cricket, but now I can't find that info anymore and I'm wondering If that could be in fact whose panels those are.

 

Thanks

 

Where are those towers located?

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They are located about a half mile from my house.

 

Here's a link to there location on google maps:

http://goo.gl/maps/YQcig

 

I used AntennaSearch, and there were 3 registered sites that is near that location. One of the sites belongs to Crown Castle, another site belongs to Global Tower Partners (Assignor Nextel), and the other site belongs to United States Cellular Corporation.

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I used AntennaSearch, and there were 3 registered sites that is near that location. One of the sites belongs to Crown Castle, another site belongs to Global Tower Partners (Assignor Nextel), and the other site belongs to United States Cellular Corporation.

 

Right. I'm pretty certain the one owned by Crown Castle is a Verizon site. It's not pictured in the photo's I posted. The US Cellular tower is actually the one on the left in my photo above. And the GTP tower is the one that I didn't know for sure what exactly it was and who all it had on it. I thought Nextel only used the longer panels? Not sure what's on the top and what that's for.

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Right. I'm pretty certain the one owned by Crown Castle is a Verizon site. It's not pictured in the photo's I posted. The US Cellular tower is actually the one on the left in my photo above. And the GTP tower is the one that I didn't know for sure what exactly it was and who all it had on it. I thought Nextel only used the longer panels? Not sure what's on the top and what that's for.

 

Maybe you should check out AntennaSearch yourself. It has a lot of helpful information about tower ownership.

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Maybe you should check out AntennaSearch yourself.

 

That's how I figured most of it out. But Antenna Search only takes me so far, and pretty much dead ends most of the time since the towers aren't owned by the carriers and/or don't say who's co-located on them. Without the NV maps on here finding Sprint sites would be like pulling teeth too.

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Process of elimination doesn't work too well even after identifying a carrier or two. Several I have looked at I can't figure out a carrier as we don't have that many carriers in my area as panel racks I count. I guess at times ATT or Verizon is using two racks.

 

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Process of elimination doesn't work too well even after identifying a carrier or two. Several I have looked at I can't figure out a carrier as we don't have that many carriers in my area as panel racks I count. I guess at times ATT or Verizon is using two racks.

 

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I wish that map showing the Nextel sites to be shut down was still around. It took awhile to recall, but I'm now pretty sure that they had this site marked to be shut down. I bet this site has been shut off already! I'm familiar with the bottom rack of panels as being Nextel panels but not the top. You say that you see the top panels often on Nextel sites. I wonder what the two different racks/panels for Nextel would have been for if that's really the case.

 

I do remember that tower being there as a little kid (late 90s early 2000s) Don't recall it having the bottom rack back then. and the tower to the left wasn't there til 2004 I think, same for the other mystery tower that I didn't mention that is close to these two as well. These 3 towers are also close by to the town water tower that has the Sprint site colocated on it that I have a photo of floating around somewhere.

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