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Mike, tried sending diagnostic, but said failed

 

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Mike, tried sending diagnostic, but said failed

 

I just tried as well and ran into the same issue.. I don't know what keeps happening. The app sends the data to a very simple script on my website, a script that I never touch. I have no idea why it keeps giving that odd "Temporary Redirect" error. I'm on it...

 

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I just tried as well and ran into the same issue.. I don't know what keeps happening. The app sends the data to a very simple script on my website, a script that I never touch. I have no idea why it keeps giving that odd "Temporary Redirect" error. I'm on it...

 

-Mike

Tried sending the CA diagnostic for you

 

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Tried sending the CA diagnostic for you

 

Thanks. Keep trying; I just tried about a dozen times, and most of them went through. I am looking into it and intend to change the app itself to be more robust. Unfortunately the way it's configured now, the server doesn't give any technical details about why the report is failing like this.

 

EDIT: Should be resolved for now; I think the hosting server is just getting overloaded. Unfortunately I'm paid up for another 18 months and don't want to throw that away.. I will keep working on the app side to handle these issues better.

 

-Mike

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Not yet by earfcn just by GCI and ALU 10x10 should end with 11/12/13. That is why ingenium first image shows 10x10. I also thought earfcn 8640 was 10x10.

 

Sprint does not always show 10x10 in GCI format depending on the market like Pittsburgh is not shown by GCI.

8640 is a 10x10 carrier

 

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Mike,
I got excited when I thought they upgraded this small cell site to B41, but when I checked the engineering screen, it's still B25. I don't know if anyone had showed you this yet, but it's misidentifying it as B41. I took two screen shots because it's two different small cells at the same site. I haven't checked the two other small cell sites near me yet. da0e3a2038eeee29247f7af38c11fff5.jpg31804b1e6fb91ab7372e5fab8df59ff8.jpg

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hmmm, a 1900Mhz small cell. Photos would be great (place in another Shentel thread). 800Mhz was a known possibility. Overall B41 still the right way to go given the odds. Might need an override list option. Good find!

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hmmm, a 1900Mhz small cell. Photos would be great (place in another Shentel thread). 800Mhz was a known possibility. Overall B41 still the right way to go given the odds. Might need an override list option. Good find!

 

I think they've been around for some time. Before B41 small cells were considered for deployment.

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I think they've been around for some time. Before B41 small cells were considered for deployment.

You are correct. Before Softbank. Useful, but evolutionary dead ends.

 

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I posted this in the Nexus 5X thread but was told it might be bad data. Have you ever seen ATT band 25 reported? I'm no longer in that area (Somerset KY area if it's not in the screenshot), so I can't attempt to recreate it.

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I posted this in the Nexus 5X thread but was told it might be bad data. Have you ever seen ATT band 25 reported? I'm no longer in that area (Somerset KY area if it's not in the screenshot), so I can't attempt to recreate it.

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We have seen AT&T implementing MFBI and broadcasting in the PCS G Block in select areas, the first more often that the latter, although this very well could be stale data. Did you have a chance to grab engineering screenshots?

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We have seen AT&T implementing MFBI and broadcasting in the PCS G Block in select areas, the first more often that the latter, although this very well could be stale data. Did you have a chance to grab engineering screenshots?

Unfortunately I didn't think to do that

 

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Unfortunately I didn't think to do that

 

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Too bad...if you see this again then be sure to do so.

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Looking for a hand from my faithful followers.. Android has an online bug tracker that helps sort out issues with the OS. Users can "vote" for issues by giving them a 'star' which helps bring them to the attention of the important powers that be. If you haven't already, could you take a moment and 'star' the following Android bug reports to help work some of the glitches out that will make SignalCheck a better app? It only takes a moment.

 

Bug report for LTE neighbors not displaying in Android 7: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/63848701

Bug report for invalid LTE EARFCN data with newer bands: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/37136986

Request to add a method to obtain LTE bandwidth: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/37132691

 

And for reading this far down, I will reward you with the good news that another SCP update is on the horizon.. testing should be done soon.

 

Thanks!

-Mike

 

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Done.

 

Thanks again for your hard work!

 

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Three stars from me, Thanks for your hard work Mike.

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I starred the issues. Just wondering if you saw the bug I posted about a few days ago.

 

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/3060-signalcheck-android-app-to-monitor-your-2g3g4g-lte-signal-strengths/?p=512380

 

Thanks! I did see that.. I've been thinking about it a lot, and hadn't come up with a great approach on how to address it so I hadn't replied yet. The problem is it's perfectly fitting the GCI pattern for B41 SC (even third character; characters 4-6 exceed 900; sector 01). This is the first B25 report I've seen, but I worry that it won't will be the last. So do I just display them all as small cells and eliminate the band designation? Or is this going to be a rare find?

 

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Thanks! I did see that.. I've been thinking about it a lot, and hadn't come up with a great approach on how to address it so I hadn't replied yet. The problem is it's perfectly fitting the GCI pattern for B41 SC (even third character; characters 4-6 exceed 900; sector 01). This is the first B25 report I've seen, but I worry that it won't will be the last. So do I just display them all as small cells and eliminate the band designation? Or is this going to be a rare find?

 

-Mike

It's probably a rare find according to a conversation I had with another member. Apparent Shentel used some B25 small cells before B41 small cells became available. Maybe some others with knowledge can comment.

 

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Just pushed out an update to SignalCheck Pro, version 4.44.. everyone can grab it on Google Play here! It was more significant than I originally intended, but that's good for you guys.. here are the highlights:
 
NEW OPTIONS:

Display mobile connection IP address
When the app is in the foreground and the mobile data connection (not Wi-Fi) is active, you will see your external IP address displayed. PLEASE NOTE: This feature uses data. It pings my server which simply responds with your external IP -- nothing is captured, logged, or saved at all. It is only a small amount of data (literally, the response is just your IP in plain text), but it will happen every time your mobile signal changes. I do not expect it to be a significant amount of data, but for an app that really doesn't use data, this is something worth pointing out. When the app is not in the foreground, you are on Wi-Fi, or this option is disabled (as it is by default), nothing is displayed and no data is used.
 
Display Reset Mobile Connection button on the action bar
You can now show the button on the main screen, action bar, both, or neither.
 
Hide CDMA 1X display when connected to LTE
If you're a big fan of neighbor cells, this should give you more screen real estate. This only changes the main screen display; logs will still record GCI and any notification icons will still reflect a 1X connection if present.

Display LTE ECI (decimal) instead of GCI (hex)
Somebody asked for it a long time ago. This only changes the main screen display; logs will still record GCI.

 
NOTABLE NEW FEATURES:

Added feature to add current location to a site note
When editing a site note, you will see a new button "HERE" that will fill the prompt with your current location if you have the app's Location Service enabled. If "HERE" is grayed out, the app didn't have your location coordinates at the time you opened the prompt. If you decide you don't want to use the address that pops up, simply cancel the prompt and your previous note will remain in place.
 
Improved diagnostic reports; failed reports will now be saved and can be manually resubmitted from the Send Diagnostics screen
If you try to send diagnostics but your connection (or my server) is unavailable, the report will be saved on your device. It will be attempted again when you send another report, or if you select the "Send Saved" option from the diagnostic report screen. Should be very helpful to those of you who do testing with deactivated devices.

Changed provider to indicate if CDMA 1X connection is a Sprint Airave or 800 SMR
This helps make CDMA logs a bit more useful, and brings CDMA logging more in line with how LTE providers are logged.
 
Added donation link to About screen
Those of you who have asked for it, you can now throw me a few extra bucks if you're feeling generous. You will get nothing in return other than knowing you made my day and motivated further development! Thank you!
 

 
BUG FIXES AND LESS-EXCITING STUFF:

  • Added indicators for some Sprint LTE band 25 oDAS cells.
  • Added notification icons for LTE bands outside of North America.
  • Resolved force closes at startup in certain situations.
  • Resolved force closes when requested permissions are not immediately granted on Android 6+.
  • Resolved issue with connection titles overlapping signal meters.
  • Resolved issue with geocoder features not working.
  • Resolved issue with LTE 1900 notification icons missing.
  • Resolved issue with LTE band conflicts between native EARFCN and GCI-calculated band.
  • Resolved issue with LTE frequency title not updating properly in certain situations.
  • Resolved issue with misidentified Sprint LTE band 25 10×10 sites in certain areas.
  • Resolved issue with unreliable CDMA 1X BSL and Site Note displayed in the notification pulldown when a call is in progress.

 

A *long* overdue update to SignalCheck Lite is finally on the horizon as well, it will bring the free version up to speed with all relevant features and fixes to date.

 

As always, feedback is welcomed and my sincerest thanks to everyone for their support. And to my Beta Crew for being a huge help!
 
-Mike

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Just pushed out an update to SignalCheck Pro, version 4.44.. everyone can grab it on Google Play here! It was more significant than I originally intended, but that's good for you guys.. here are the highlights:

 

NEW OPTIONS:

 

Display mobile connection IP address

When the app is in the foreground and the mobile data connection (not Wi-Fi) is active, you will see your external IP address displayed. PLEASE NOTE: This feature uses data. It pings my server which simply responds with your external IP -- nothing is captured, logged, or saved at all. It is only a small amount of data (literally, the response is just your IP in plain text), but it will happen every time your mobile signal changes. I do not expect it to be a significant amount of data, but for an app that really doesn't use data, this is something worth pointing out. When the app is not in the foreground, you are on Wi-Fi, or this option is disabled (as it is by default), nothing is displayed and no data is used.

 

Display Reset Mobile Connection button on the action bar

You can now show the button on the main screen, action bar, both, or neither.

 

Hide CDMA 1X display when connected to LTE

If you're a big fan of neighbor cells, this should give you more screen real estate. This only changes the main screen display; logs will still record GCI and any notification icons will still reflect a 1X connection if present.

 

Display LTE ECI (decimal) instead of GCI (hex)

Somebody asked for it a long time ago. This only changes the main screen display; logs will still record GCI.

 

 

NOTABLE NEW FEATURES:

 

Added feature to add current location to a site note

When editing a site note, you will see a new button "HERE" that will fill the prompt with your current location if you have the app's Location Service enabled. If "HERE" is grayed out, the app didn't have your location coordinates at the time you opened the prompt. If you decide you don't want to use the address that pops up, simply cancel the prompt and your previous note will remain in place.

 

Improved diagnostic reports; failed reports will now be saved and can be manually resubmitted from the Send Diagnostics screen

If you try to send diagnostics but your connection (or my server) is unavailable, the report will be saved on your device. It will be attempted again when you send another report, or if you select the "Send Saved" option from the diagnostic report screen. Should be very helpful to those of you who do testing with deactivated devices.

 

Changed provider to indicate if CDMA 1X connection is a Sprint Airave or 800 SMR

This helps make CDMA logs a bit more useful, and brings CDMA logging more in line with how LTE providers are logged.

 

Added donation link to About screen

Those of you who have asked for it, you can now throw me a few extra bucks if you're feeling generous. You will get nothing in return other than knowing you made my day and motivated further development! Thank you!

 

 

BUG FIXES AND LESS-EXCITING STUFF:

  • Added indicators for some Sprint LTE band 25 oDAS cells.
  • Added notification icons for LTE bands outside of North America.
  • Resolved force closes at startup in certain situations.
  • Resolved force closes when requested permissions are not immediately granted on Android 6+.
  • Resolved issue with connection titles overlapping signal meters.
  • Resolved issue with geocoder features not working.
  • Resolved issue with LTE 1900 notification icons missing.
  • Resolved issue with LTE band conflicts between native EARFCN and GCI-calculated band.
  • Resolved issue with LTE frequency title not updating properly in certain situations.
  • Resolved issue with misidentified Sprint LTE band 25 10×10 sites in certain areas.
  • Resolved issue with unreliable CDMA 1X BSL and Site Note displayed in the notification pulldown when a call is in progress.

A *long* overdue update to SignalCheck Lite is finally on the horizon as well, it will bring the free version up to speed with all relevant features and fixes to date.

 

As always, feedback is welcomed and my sincerest thanks to everyone for their support. And to my Beta Crew for being a huge help!

 

-Mike

Mike, found a bug, I'm on the main network but my 1x says I'm on my Airave 3. Would you like a diagnostic? b4ce392af2afd023ad98bf9ca341bfe3.jpg

 

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ive enabled mobile IP address display but it will not show on the nexus 5X.  weird.

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      Ericsson RRUS31 B25 + RRUS11 B26
      These are the newest and greatest remote radio units to come from Ericsson. 

      The new Ericsson RRUS31  B25 should be fairly distinctive compared to the earlier RRUS11s and now the RRUS12s being deployed by ATT and Verizon. One of these new RRUS31s can do the job of two earlier RRUS11s thus reducing deployment costs for Sprint and complexity in deploying new sites and making it easier for users to spot as there are now 4 jumpers coming out of one RRUS31 rather than two from each RRUS11 that Ericsson originally deployed. 

      All future deployments will be utilizing the new Ericsson RRUS31s. In addition Ericsson are sending crews to their original deployments and swapping out older RRUS11s for these new RRUS31s due to the aforementioned fact that one RRUS31 can do the job of 2 RRUS11s. Weight savings will be significant at sites where there are 4 or 5 RRUS11 B25s that can be replaced by one or 2 RRUS31s. The Ericsson RRUS31 deployment project is known as the 65 Mhz Project. 

       

      Ericsson RRUS11 B26 top and RRUS31 B25 bottom

       

       
      Ericsson High Capacity / 4x4/2 MIMO Deployment
      Note the additional antenna + PCS radio.
      Previously Ericsson utilized additional PCS radios and used RF combiners for high capacity setups where they utilized three or more PCS radios. This new setup will utilize a completey new antenna + radio set just like Samsung and run 4x2 MIMO on the LTE antenna / radio set. 
       

       

       

       
      Ericsson RRUS11 B25 [EOL'd] and B26
      A standard Ericsson Network Vision 1.0 site with 3 RRUS11s where two are dedicated to PCS and one to SMR.  

      This type of setup is no longer deployed or utilized in new sites. Existing sites will be slowly converted to newer RRUS31 B25 via the Sprint 65 mhz project. 


       
      Ericsson NV high capacity site [EOL'd]
      3 or 4 PCS RRUs are present for a total of 4 or 5 RRUS11s per antenna. 


       

       

       
      Close up of Antennas
       

       
      Ericsson cabinets 
      (center)



      All credit to those who took the photographs. They know who they are!
       
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