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after seeing some of the photos of some of the towers out there and knowing what mine looks like I figured I'd post up a few shots of mine since i can get pretty close to it. Mine(crown castle site)personally looks like its used by everyone under the sun, but also is one of few ive seen that has old looking semi buildings next to it...

Tower has WiMax and had it for a long long long time ever since I bought the EVO4G on launch day, though i didn't see anything marked "Clearwire"....

If you save this pic and zoom in it looks like a complete cluster fk up there. lol

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This one you can see the ATT cabinet there on the left there are 2 of those.

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Heres a view of the 2 sprint cabinets with much less branding on them compared to the ATT ones...imag0506b.jpg

 

here is the only marking on the cabinet..."Site ID: RA03XC040"

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And here I thought this was funny. "SPRINT" labled on these two posts here at the top of the hill...Can only think this is for the future "band-aid" T1 lines run thats supposed to be done by next month....

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I noticed no microwave radome's here so whenever NV rollout comes through my area it will be very interesting to see how this changes if there is a fiber run tot he tower or if they add the first radome to it...

 

 

 

Whats funny is that even though I can see the tower shown above from my house as its within about 0.7mi but sometimes I end up picking up this lil tower here thats about double the distance away...

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both spit out the same sub 300kbps EVDO speeds during the day if that at all...lol, NV cant come any sooner!! :):) :)

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I went to my closest tower and founded 3 guys working on it, but had no idea what carrier they're were from because the Tower shows ATT, Tmobile and Sprint on the antenna search info, next time I will ask.

 

Two guys are on the red circles...

 

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Antenna its located in PR.

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Woot! Just saw in our internal network tool that there was a LTE tower deployed along the route hone. If I have time I will take pics. I am pretty sure Sprint will not care as long as I do not give out the address... Though fricken Robert will probably figure it out magically.

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looks like sprint is on the bottom level there. tower on west side of town?

 

be driving thru in the morning

 

Sprint's is in the middle. You can tell by the length of the antennas that they are PCS 1900mhz. The lower the frequency, the greater the antenna size. Those larger antennae are 800mhz (whether it be 800mhz smr or 850mhz Cellular)

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Sprint's is in the middle. You can tell by the length of the antennas that they are PCS 1900mhz. The lower the frequency, the greater the antenna size. Those larger antennae are 800mhz (whether it be 800mhz smr or 850mhz Cellular)

 

thanks!

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Woot! Just saw in our internal network tool that there was a LTE tower deployed along the route hone. If I have time I will take pics. I am pretty sure Sprint will not care as long as I do not give out the address... Though fricken Robert will probably figure it out magically.

 

I have one of my sources working on the dirt now! Thanks for the heads up. But please share with us photos of the site, if you think it's permissable. Definitely don't want to get anyone in trouble. I can't imagine Sprint having any issues with you taking photos from the public right of way?

 

Sprint's is in the middle. You can tell by the length of the antennas that they are PCS 1900mhz. The lower the frequency, the greater the antenna size. Those larger antennae are 800mhz (whether it be 800mhz smr or 850mhz Cellular)

 

Also keep in mind Sprint will be changing this in the future because they are using a combined 800/1900 panel in Network Vision. They are longer and thicker than legacy 1900 panels.

 

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Also, for fun, if I had to guess what the others are, I would say the top one is Nextel and the bottom one is AT&T (due to radios behind the antennae ala Network vision).

 

Also keep in mind Sprint will be changing this in the future because they are using a combined 800/1900 panel in Network Vision. They are longer and thicker than legacy 1900 panels.

Robert

 

I would venture to guess that's being used by AT&T also. I only see one set of PCS panels up there.

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Woot! Just saw in our internal network tool that there was a LTE tower deployed along the route hone. If I have time I will take pics. I am pretty sure Sprint will not care as long as I do not give out the address... Though fricken Robert will probably figure it out magically.

 

This is as close as I could get.

 

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This is as close as I could get.

 

Great shots. You can see the RRU's there in place. I notice that the new NV panels are considerably wider, but not much longer. Even though they are handling both 800/1900.

 

Also, check out the MW on top. Never seen one like that. It's a cute little sucker. Thanks for posting!!!

 

You are going to have to get one of the first LTE devices and go back and do some performance testing since you know that's a confirmed LTE site.

 

Robert

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That a lil microwave radome there on top?

 

I can assume this is full blown NV site now if LTE is live in system? So with that can I say the wider panel is the new updated one that will be left by itself once the older ones are removed? maybe?

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That a lil microwave radome there on top?

 

I can assume this is full blown NV site now if LTE is live in system? So with that can I say the wider panel is the new updated one that will be left by itself once the older ones are removed? maybe?

 

Yep. Microwave on top, wider panels are NV 800/1900 combined panel. Everything else is legacy, to be removed later.

 

Robert

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Yep. Microwave on top, wider panels are NV 800/1900 combined panel. Everything else is legacy, to be removed later.

 

Robert

 

yeah saw your post right after mine went through. lol

 

thought it was wierd that there are those 2 skinny panels on each tip of the triangle there(6 total), yet the older wider panel and newer NV panel are only 3 total...that not odd there?

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yeah saw your post right after mine went through. lol

 

thought it was wierd that there are those 2 skinny panels on each tip of the triangle there(6 total), yet the older wider panel and newer NV panel are only 3 total...that not odd there?

 

Nope. Not at all. In the NV Permit Drawings I have seen (like the ones posted in the S4GRU Download Center), most sectors have just one combined 800/1900 panel. Some really heavy ones have two. There must be marked differences in the new technologies that allow them to use less.

 

Robert

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This is the tower closest to my house. I think it is sprint, but I don't really know. I will keep an eye on it to see if any work gets done on it in the next year.

 

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