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  1. Yeah it really works nicely. This covers the area across from the sports complex at the local college. Many visitors gather here to cross the highway at the crosswalk and there is student housing under the other sectors so it does a good job of adding capacity in a small sector and not making a ton of noise for the other sectors. I will say on this one I am confused by the presence of all those radios that are unutilized on the west sector but it is a neat site for sure.
  2. Have you thought about moving the SIM to a device that can? FOSS like GoldenOrb is doing great work here and Mikrotik has a few solutions working on their latest Router OS beta.
  3. We have 80MHz on air, but backhaul is still rate limited to 175Mb p/s across the market 🙃 I was able to utilize the main antenna on my modular radio by locking on to an non modernized site for LTE bands 2+2+66 as anchor. Then on MiMo ports that are tuned to n41 I steered a parabolic to a different but modernized site that has new radio on air. When life gives you backhaul lemons make EN-DC lemonade Net 225MB p/s through a giant forest with well tuned antenna. Maxxxing gain but yeah it was fun, work and even with huge channels there is a plethora of things that can keep you away from those speeds. Still faster than available CableCo, so I don't mind the pain.
  4. I drove a 5G router I built across the county last week and every site is still 200Mb p/s peak. They did bring up two band 41 carriers in LTE at 20 and 15 MHz and another 5MHz of Sprint's former PCS. There is a lot of bandwidth on air but looks like they will provision more throughput from fiber after they are finished building. Enjoy this 4k video of a 4 sector site that is currently being built on the local campus.
  5. My T-Mobile plan switched to the MAXXX today on this billing cycle from the 1+ plan. Will I need new sim cards to achieve stand alone NR? I have a ton of routers out there with old sims in them I will be upgrading with RM510 radios for 5G. So I wonder if this is necessary and if so where can I get the new ones for free? The store wants 35 dollars and that is pretty silly. Thanks for any advice
  6. It is real, they finally updated one of my locals and added 5MHz of PCS to their sites that Sprint turned from EV-DO>LTE only last year. This one has 80MHz n41, 20MHz LTE 41, 2 separate but equal 5MHz slices of LTE in PCS with a 5MHz channel of W-CDMA, 10MHz of LTE 5 with a GSM carrier in the 850 guard band, 15MHz n71, 5MHz of LTE 71 and 10MHz of band 4. There is still a shared site that has Sprint PCS A-F PowerVision kit only and Tmo LTE2/4/5 I am watching for. I hope it is next. Pretty based. Enjoy this 4K video I took of it in an opportune break between electrical storms.
  7. I remember stumbling across a Sprint>crown castle SC network a few years ago. I am gonna go see if that thing is still there.
  8. That install looks drunk. The antenna are touching and one is in front of the other at the top lol
  9. Hey fren I have an RM510Q-GL in one right now until my mmWave board gets in, it works really well. I was one of those who lost an EM20 in the v1 M2M ;-; I still have that radio in a drawer lol. The EM20 was an engineering only run so make sure yours is on the a08 firmware, that was the last most stable release.
  10. We tore this thing down. It has external antenna ports available on the SoC. They are U.FL/MHF1 if you guys want to get modding this thing too.
  11. It is engineering sample phase and good luck getting some mmWave antennas with accompanying MHF7 to whatever the mmWave antenna connect to. The Dev board they offer is probably key to this but it costs more than the radio itself.
  12. I don't know of the 510 series having an AE variant. The 500 and 502 do. The AE is north american centric. GL=Global.
  13. We deported our docsis CableCo service a few years ago. I rolled my own last Spring that works with my One + line on n71 and n41. Here is my latest one. For fun I used the Tmo LTE gateway sim in it and it was crabby when forced onto 5G.
  14. I'm ready for them to update those crappy L850 radios into the old antennae they threw up here to n5 already. Lot's of old sites with 2 bands. Many such cases.
  15. https://www.askey.com.tw/about.html "Built on Trust Thanks to the trust of our worldwide customers, Askey has become a major player in the Information Technology arena. Askey is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Additionally, Askey owns a factory park in Suzhou, China, where it operates three highly advanced processing plants." Sweet. Def not AM1st
  16. Who knew the merger would be a jobs program for the PRC home modem industry? Multinational corporation's love milking this country at bottom dollar 🤑
  17. I have this service. I signed up at an address where I already have a voice line in a modified cellular router. I had the user send it to my unapproved address once they received it. It works fine for an always QCI9 line. Others may find it easier to just add a voice line to their current plan, and put that sim in a cellular router after modifying the IMEI to appear as a phone. If you can turn some screws and flash a router you are saving like 30 or 40 bucks a month and your line has priority. The only way to add external antennae to their Askey router is with some creative soldering.
  18. The map is no longer granular when zooming in. That was an easy way to see if a new tower went up or if one was serviced by T-Mobile.
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