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Several years ago, Nextel built a tower about a mile from my house.  I assume it carries Sprint now, but there has been a few ownership changes and I cannot determine for sure.  Can anyone help with identifying which carrier is on this tower?  I am really curious to know the probability (if it is currently Sprint) of them switching it over to Spring 3G/4G from Nextel.

 

Of all the websites to look up tower info, I cannot find any clues as to which carrier is on this tower.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

Here is the tower info:

 

Antenna Structure

 

Structure Type:
Free standing or guyed structure
 

 

Location

 

Latitude / Longitude:
39.909000 / -84.668000
 
Street:
2236 Holtzmuller Rd. West (Eldorado Oh 3 #307269)
 
City, State:
 

 

Height

 

Overall Height Above Ground:
87.5 meters
 
Overall Height Above Ground Without Appurtenances:
86.3 meters
 
Elevation of Site Above Mean Sea Level:
343.8 meters
 
Overall Height Above Mean Sea Level:
431.3 meters
 

 

Information

 

Owner:
Spectrasite Communications, LLC. Through American Towers, LLC.
 
Attention to:
Regulatory Compliance Faa Fcc
10 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 45321
 
Contact:
Bridget Carter
10 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 45321
 
Phone:
6782656770
 
E-mail:
faa-fcc (AT) americantower (DOT) com

 

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It is not listed on the interactive maps.  Hence, the reason for my post.

 

I cannot find any info anywhere online for it.  I'll try to stop by tomorrow and take a few pics.

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It is not listed on the interactive maps.  Hence, the reason for my post.

 

I cannot find any info anywhere online for it.  I'll try to stop by tomorrow and take a few pics.

 

Because I'm not off work yet.  I will get some pics posted this evening.

 

The building at the base is a brown and tan rectangular building.

 

nyman, how did you conclude it is definitely a Sprint tower?

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Here are the pics of the tower, building and sign on the fence.  Sorry for the poor quality of the pics of the antenna.  My GS3 is all I had with me to take pics.

 

So....is this an old Nextel tower that will be converted to Sprint 4G?

 

If so, how do you tell?

 

Any information about this tower would be GREATLY appreciated!!

 

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Here's something I've been wondering. Why are carriers spaces so far apart on lattice towers, but so close together on monopoles? There's a 280' lattice by me, with verizon and t-mobile way lower.

Monopoles are usally under 100ft. everyone wants to get at the sweet spot around 60-100ft so spacing is tight., Tall towers (anything over 90ft is considered something that need a Beacon on it) Higher is not always better unless it s low density site trying cover large distances

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your a Sponser, The data is here. a bit of reading/searching can go along way for you to answer your own question.

 

Thanks, for no help.  The whole reason I became a sponsor was to find out what's going on with this tower, but I still haven't been able to find the information.

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Just look at the sponsor maps.

 

 

your a Sponser, The data is here. a bit of reading/searching can go along way for you to answer your own question.

 

 

Thanks, for no help.  The whole reason I became a sponsor was to find out what's going on with this tower, but I still haven't been able to find the information.

 

Looking at the original regional maps, this address/location is not listed as a known sprint site being upgraded.

 

The building looks like many of the Verizon or former Nextel sites in Michigan.  The picture of the antennas isn't the best, try to get a bit further away and then zoom in with an SLR.  Based on the 9 antennas, my guess is a Verizon CDMA/EvDo site.

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Looking at the original regional maps, this address/location is not listed as a known sprint site being upgraded.

 

The building looks like many of the Verizon or former Nextel sites in Michigan.  The picture of the antennas isn't the best, try to get a bit further away and then zoom in with an SLR.  Based on the 9 antennas, my guess is a Verizon CDMA/EvDo site.

 

I know for a FACT this site started life as a Nextel site, and to my knowledge never changed...

 

I wish I had a SLR, or even access to one, but I do not.

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I know for a FACT this site started life as a Nextel site, and to my knowledge never changed...

 

I wish I had a SLR, or even access to one, but I do not.

 

THen I would say it is a now shut down nextel site waiting for de-install, but that is my best guess from the evidence here.  There is a map in the premier sponsor section with all historical nextel towers.  If you can bump your donation total up to that $100 mark, you'll get access to that, plus other great stuff in there.

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Well, my whole reason for becoming a sponsor was so I could find out info about this tower, but I can't see spending $100 to know.

 

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I know for a FACT this site started life as a Nextel site, and to my knowledge never changed...

 

I wish I had a SLR, or even access to one, but I do not.

 

If it did in fact start off as a Nextel site, and hasn't changed, then it's likely still a Nextel site. It's not likely that it will be converted into an NV site, there's only a small handful of sites that are being transitioned. 

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If it did in fact start off as a Nextel site, and hasn't changed, then it's likely still a Nextel site. It's not likely that it will be converted into an NV site, there's only a small handful of sites that are being transitioned.

Now that I think about it, back in about late June there was a crew there doing some work. They replaced the lights on top. The red light and white strobe are much brighter now. I can't see it being completely taken down with that work being done. Maybe another carrier will be on it now. Who knows.

 

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Now that I think about it, back in about late June there was a crew there doing some work. They replaced the lights on top. The red light and white strobe are much brighter now. I can't see it being completely taken down with that work being done. Maybe another carrier will be on it now. Who knows.

 

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The tower likely isn't going anywhere, but the Nextel antennas are going to disappear when the lease is up. What happens after that is up to the tower owner. 

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Now that I think about it, back in about late June there was a crew there doing some work. They replaced the lights on top. The red light and white strobe are much brighter now. I can't see it being completely taken down with that work being done. Maybe another carrier will be on it now. Who knows.

 

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That was probably due to the FCC/FAA requirements to replace a burned out bulb running on low power or they replaced a bulb with LEDs to save costs.

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The tower likely isn't going anywhere, but the Nextel antennas are going to disappear when the lease is up. What happens after that is up to the tower owner. 

 

 

That was probably due to the FCC/FAA requirements to replace a burned out bulb running on low power or they replaced a bulb with LEDs to save costs.

 

Geez, you guys just love pissing in my Wheaties don't you! <_<

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Geez, you guys just love pissing in my Wheaties don't you! <_<

Just being honest and trying to set a realistic expectation based on the current available data.

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