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It looks like like a mini micro and an 8t8r the mini micro is probably used as the DAS they normally replace clearwire sites. They probably are using 6 carriers just so the 8t8r goes a little farther without interference. With such a low GCI for the 8t8r the site number is most likely very early. Some one would have to create a spreadsheet to be sure.

There is no DAS at the stadium…also driving by, it appeared that the signals were all coming from the same site...do you mean an 8T8R and a mini macro at the same site broadcasting on different frequencies?

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There is no DAS at the stadium…also driving by, it appeared that the signals were all coming from the same site...do you mean an 8T8R and a mini macro at the same site broadcasting on different frequencies?

I don't have enough information to tell which site they are from. I am only saying that 0B746801 are normally 8t8r or it may be a triband site and the 0B69E532 is normally mini macro. It would be strange for them to be at the same site unless it was a triband and a mini macro the problem is triband second carrier is normally 0A instead of 04. A reason to go triband and mini maro could be price (I don't know the price difference) but I think it would be strange near a stadium.

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I don't have enough information to tell which site they are from. I am only saying that 0B746801 are normally 8t8r or it may be a triband site and the 0B69E532 is normally mini macro. It would be strange for them to be at the same site unless it was a triband and a mini macro the problem is triband second carrier is normally 0A instead of 04. A reason to go triband and mini maro could be price (I don't know the price difference) but I think it would be strange near a stadium.

Makes sense, and yeah, kind of a weird setup for the Seahawks stadium...maybe simone else can weigh in with more ideas as to what is going on here...

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Btw, I found the first split sector B41 site in the SF market. Has at least 4 B41 carriers.

 

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GCI endings of 0C, 0D, 0E for one of the carriers. I might be able to dig up more in my logs.

 

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What app is that?

Network Signal Guru

 

Sent from my Pixel XL

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Network Signal Guru

 

Sent from my Pixel XL

Wait, I thought band 41 was all 4x2?

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Just thinking outloud, but why does would Sprint keep adding only 20MHz carriers.  In tech industry, you need to change things in order of magnitude, so while we start with 1 20MHz B41.  Adding second carrier doubled the bandwidth.  3rd carrier only increased it by 50% (and even less when you factor in B26 and 2xB25).  So my question is this.

 

Why isn't the third B41 carrier 40MHz?  Why have 6 B41 carriers each 20 Mhz instead of fewer 40 MHz or 60MHz carriers?

 

Because you can't. The TDD carriers are broken up into 20mhz chunks.

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Wait, I thought band 41 was all 4x2?

 

It's supposed to be. I asked about that recently too, because when the third B41 carrier came online in NOLA, all three carriers changed to 2x2.

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It's supposed to be. I asked about that recently too, because when the third B41 carrier came online in NOLA, all three carriers changed to 2x2.

Did they not leave one carrier at 4x2?

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Wait, I thought band 41 was all 4x2?

It's supposed to be. I asked about that recently too, because when the third B41 carrier came online in NOLA, all three carriers changed to 2x2.

 

That depends upon how much bandwidth/power each antenna chain can handle.  But if each antenna chain is limited to a single 20 MHz FDD carrier, then 8T8R = 4x 2T2R.

 

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Wait, I thought band 41 was all 4x2?

All B41 has been 2x2 according to that app since I started using it. Which was right around mid-summer, when the third carrier was rolling out. On T-Mobile I know it shows the correct MIMO information. So it's either a bug with the app, or if it showed 4x2 previously, then Sprint actually downgraded to 2x2 for some reason.

 

It's a pretty neat app, let's you are carrier bandwidths on Nexus devices for example (you need root though). You can look at the MIMO transmode to figure out if a site is triband or not (in Pittsburgh they don't denote it with a different GCI ending, and I think based on that split sector site in SF that they're eliminating that indicator of triband sites all together). If you ever see TM8, then it's an 8T8R antenna.

 

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