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Yeah, I missed that because the rest of the map is downlink spectrum. Does that mean there's only 15mhz of B41 or is there 30mhz total of B41 that can be deployed in a tdd configuration? Looking at the map, I tend to think the latter (where the map treats everything as an fdd deployment).

 

Did you read the article?  Or just look at the pictures?

 

;)

 

AJ

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Yeah, I missed that because the rest of the map is downlink spectrum. Does that mean there's only 15mhz of B41 or is there 30mhz total of B41 that can be deployed in a tdd configuration? Looking at the map, I tend to think the latter (where the map treats everything as an fdd deployment).

A total of 15mhz. I like getting a straightforward answer when i ask a question as well ;).

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Just to update in the Quad cities area, at least on the Illinois side, most if not all sites are now 10x10 that I have came across.

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Just to update in the Quad cities area, at least on the Illinois side, most if not all sites are now 10x10 that I have came across.

So how are data speeds looking in the QC?

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Is this a glitch? Or did they really install B41 in Burlington off all places?

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Is this a glitch? Or did they really install B41 in Burlington off all places?

UL channel and scp shot look legit.

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I just don't know what numbers to look for. I was just shocked to see it. It must be on a different tower though because I didn't see B41 antennas on the lone LTE tower there.

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I just don't know what numbers to look for. I was just shocked to see it. It must be on a different tower though because I didn't see B41 antennas on the lone LTE tower there.

Your best bet would be to go by signal strength. The stronger the signal the closer you are to the tower. Typically we suggest better than -80dBm signal to confirm location, at that signal strength you have a much better chance of visually inspecting the site unless its stealth.

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That gci(08A002xx) is matched in the premier thread. Sprint does use triband antenna in some places not sure if that is what is installed.

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I just don't know what numbers to look for. I was just shocked to see it. It must be on a different tower though because I didn't see B41 antennas on the lone LTE tower there.

 

It looks like there are two, potentially three sites with LTE in the area based on Sprint's coverage map. 

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That gci(08A002xx) is matched in the premier thread. Sprint does use triband antenna in some places not sure if that is what is installed.

The problem there is that it matches a site 50 miles away.

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The problem there is that it matches a site 50 miles away.

Hmm maybe a small cell relay? 50 miles is definitely a stretch.

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In Des Moines, IA  county (Burlington, IA), Sprint is licensed (as of 10/27/2016) for BRS 2496-2502, 2618-2640.5 MHz. 

 

EARFCN 40978 is centered at 2628 MHz (2618-2638 MHz) so it's possible for a single 20 MHz B41 carrier to exist. 

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In Des Moines, IA  county (Burlington, IA), Sprint is licensed (as of 10/27/2016) for BRS 2496-2502, 2618-2640.5 MHz. 

 

EARFCN 40978 is centered at 2628 MHz (2618-2638 MHz) so it's possible for a single 20 MHz B41 carrier to exist. 

Yeah I'm pretty sure they've held that the whole time. We just didn't expect a city of about 25,000 to get band 41 any time soon.

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Not that it matters much but I am seeing the 2nd carrier on more sites in CR the last few weeks, at first it was just a few now I'm seeing it quite a bit.  5x5 

 

Is this a glitch? Cedar Rapids isn't supposed to have the second carrier.
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I'm surprised that with all the tourist traffic there, Sprint doesn't have a tower in Amana.

 

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Found B41 in Davenport, IA... As soon as I can find out how to post a screenshot I will post to see if this is legit!

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1 hour ago, oneslimguy_83 said:

Found B41 in Davenport, IA... As soon as I can find out how to post a screenshot I will post to see if this is legit!

If you use the app Tapatalk, it should allow you to add images. Otherwise, upload them to another hosting site like imgur or photobucket and then embed the image here.

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Done and done... Speed test ran and I'm a happy camper!!! Sprint must have did a spectrum swap with SpeedConnect??!!

 

1 hour ago, Dkoellerwx said:

If you use the app Tapatalk, it should allow you to add images. Otherwise, upload them to another hosting site like imgur or photobucket and then embed the image here

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Bunch of juicy details about the QC in the Premier Thread ?

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