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  1. SignalCheck went off when I left work today and I had thought it might have been LTE. My phone picked up 1x800.... while not LTE, it was still cool. It'll be interesting to see if I can pick it up again tomorrow.
  2. Sure thing. If it's like the other couple of sites I've seen in progress, they should go up fairly quick. The backhaul is another story....hopefully Time Warner is quicker than ATT.
  3. Thanks! I'm hoping LTE is coming soon, especially since LTE has been going live in other 4th round Alcatel Lucent markets.
  4. On Saturday I stopped by this site in Camarillo, near Lewis. I was surprised that there were guys working on the site. They were from a company called VCI and they were trenching to run the conduit and fiber for Time Warner. He thought that there would be others back later in the day or evening to do some work on the antennas.
  5. I think this is the one you want to use for SLO: http://www.sloplanning.org/PermitViewMap/PermitLookup/AdvancedSearch
  6. Looks like another site should be in progress or will be worked on fairly soon....I just saw the following on the permit website for Ventura county, issued on 8/22: MODIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT ON AN EXISTING COMMUNICATION FACILITY. INSTALL (6) NEW RRH'S (REMOTE RADIO HEAD.) REMOVE (6) ANTENNAS. RETROFIT BTS CABINET AND INSTLAL (1) NEW JUCTION BOX. POINT MUGU SITE, 4710 HUNEME RD. CROWN CASTLE SITE OPERATOR, SITE NO. 881026.
  7. Maybe this article? http://www.fiercewireless.com/special-reports/progress-report-snapshot-us-lte-deployments-2013
  8. I'm not sure if there's a best band, but as Robert mentioned above, Sprint will have 25, 26, and 41.
  9. It looks like they copied those from here.....so they're correct. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/2040-bars-lie-for-lte-signal-strength-how-to-determine-your-actual-lte-signal-strength/
  10. Basically yes...the plan now is to put TD-LTE on all Network Vision sites. Follow the link to read about Robert's testing in Denver. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4083-sprint-td-lte-25002600mhz-discussion/page-42
  11. That one is complete....it's not a full build site so it'll probably be a while before LTE is on it. Again if you become a sponsor, you can look up any sites you come across and see if they are completed or not. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1195-information-about-s4gru-sponsorship-levels-and-how-to-become-a-sponsor/
  12. Yes they can. Most of the time those apps aren't accurate in pinpointing the location of the site. Post up pictures and someone can figure out what's on it.
  13. Your best bet is to become a sponsor, that way you can see where the towers are and check them out yourself. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1195-information-about-s4gru-sponsorship-levels-and-how-to-become-a-sponsor/
  14. I think they're basically done with that one. It's probably just Alcatel Lucent doing their typical "Let's get 3G going first on a few dozen sites, before we turn on any LTE"
  15. They're still working on GMO sites, but not too many of them are left. I'm sure they're probably working on the full build ones, but we won't "see" them until Robert gets the acceptance or someone goes around to physically check on them. If I remember right there is one full build site in Lompoc and one in Ventura that are complete. The Ventura one isn't live with LTE yet, but the 3G part is live. They took down the legacy antenna when they were putting up the NV one. My work is about a mile away from the Ventura site. Here's the North LA thread: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4032-network-visionlte-north-la-market/
  16. Found a full build site in North LA. I was keeping track of it, since it's down the street from my work. The guy I talked to was pretty friendly and said they've been working all over So Cal. Their last job was in Indio and were glad they were in Ventura since it wasn't 100 degrees here. He said it should take them about a week to finish then they'll fire it up to test. I'm sure I won't be able to connect to LTE for a while, but good to know full build sites are starting/have started in North LA.
  17. I don't recall if this was mentioned before, but saw the article this morning: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-06-14/dish-may-face-additional-1-dot-2-billion-cost-if-it-wins-sprint-bid
  18. I doubt it. Just because it took that long for the circuit to go live at my work, doesn't mean it will for Sprint's sites. Not all sites are using ATT either, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. There are tons of variables involved and backhaul is just one of them.
  19. That's the same thing that happened at my work. It took a little over 8 months for them to get the circuit live here too.
  20. You know the funny thing is, there is another tower maybe a block down the street that's just a regular looking tower. I'm not sure sure why they decided to camouflage this one. The cool thing is there is no fence or anything around the site...it just sits at the corner of a building. I'm guessing they'll have to put a locked container there when they start the physical work.
  21. The panels look similar to the ones at a site near my work. Here's a couple of pictures of the antennas. I also have pictures of the cabinets, etc. It's an in progress site, but no physical work has started yet....at least as of yesterday when I took another look. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68141989@N07/8451361856/in/photostream
  22. Thanks Robert! It'll be a good reference for those that want to check up on sites to see how far along they are.
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