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Locating Cell Towers


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Hey guys, I was wondering if you guys had any advice as to how to locate a specific cell tower. For example, I am trying to locate the AT&T EDGE tower in Keller, WA. I've tried the basic tools such as antennasearch, cellreception and cellmapper and haven't been able to find much. Any ideas?

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Go to Keller.  Use your eyes to find the AT&T site.  Done.

 

And there is no such thing as an "AT&T EDGE tower."  Call it a 2G or GSM only site.

 

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Hey guys, I was wondering if you guys had any advice as to how to locate a specific cell tower. For example, I am trying to locate the AT&T EDGE tower in Keller, WA. I've tried the basic tools such as antennasearch, cellreception and cellmapper and haven't been able to find much. Any ideas?

 

There are tools that help in locating towers, and it seems like you've seen some of them, but they depend on the information you need being in a public database, and even then you'll want to have data from an SCP log or similar to point you in the right direction if there are multiple towers in an area.

 

I poked briefly at the Keller area and found nothing obvious in the public databases.  Looking at the AT&T official coverage map, which is normally useless, I'm wondering if there's a tower there at all, and if what you're seeing isn't coming from the tower near Wilbur to the south. 

 

- Trip

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There are tools that help in locating towers, and it seems like you've seen some of them, but they depend on the information you need being in a public database, and even then you'll want to have data from an SCP log or similar to point you in the right direction if there are multiple towers in an area.

 

I poked briefly at the Keller area and found nothing obvious in the public databases. Looking at the AT&T official coverage map, which is normally useless, I'm wondering if there's a tower there at all, and if what you're seeing isn't coming from the tower near Wilbur to the south.

 

- Trip

Driving through there briefly on the way back from Montana, I recall seeing very high signal levels on EDGE...-65 or so was the highest signal I encountered (if I remember correctly) so I figured there must be a site there. I was unable to pick up WCDMA, HSPA or LTE there as well so I suspect that whatever site serves that area is GSM/EDGE only. I would have spent a bit of time scouting out the area but I was time pressed and sadly couldn't manage anything more than a quick drive through.

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