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This tower is on the roof on a 2 story building on Merrick road in Seaford. Nextel? This is just another one of these central long island towers that arent high enough to emmit a signal for more than half a mile.Their signal is blocked by everything!

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Yankees368, Jun 5, 2006
New York(NY)
Location / Street Address:
3818 Merrick Rd
Landmarks or cross street:
Seamans Neck Road
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Structure Type:
Attached to or on a building
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    • Jonathan Kramer
      Yankee:Rooftop sites are quite fine for covering a specific road segment, and not much more. That's often the design goal of a close-to-ground level site. Had the RF engineer wanted to go higher, no doubt it would have been proposed.Some sites I evaluate are designed to cover 1/4 mile one way, and 1/4 mile another way. As I say in my lectures, wireless systems grow down, not up. :browani: jlkJONATHAN KRAMER
    • Yankees368
      That may be the case in most places, but I don't think that was the case here. South of this location is all residental, no more cell sites until the beach line. Most of these areas have very low outdoor service, and worse indoor service because sites like these are so low. Or I could be totally wrong. :)
    • chuikov
      If it's Nextel, Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile... I have little doubt they tried to go higher and were denied. Building something like this is out of desperation.

      Antenna rad centers are getting lower (100' being low), but going under 50' is rarely by choice. The only place I know of with desired rad centers at 30' is in Manhattan.

      There may be isolated urban spots where low rad centers are OK, but in most cases, higher is still better.

      80'-100' in dense areas and 150'+ in rural areas is normal. The 300'-400' towers Verizon still has around here is what makes them the strongest carrier out in the sticks.
    • Yankees368
      Sites that are low to the ground are actually quite common throughout my area.
    • Andy
      Low sites, like chuikov mentioned would probably be preferable in areas such as Manhattan, and maybe even in your area because of capacity issues if those sites were to cover a larger radius.
    • chuikov
      The carriers build whatever they can in high traffic areas, but coverage still stinks on Long Island because carriers have to stand-on-their-head-and-spit wooden-nickels in order to get approval for sites with very limited capabilities.

      A 120' tower every half mile on the L.I.E. would solve the problems! ;)
    • Yankees368
      Ehhhhh, I'm not too sure about that one. The real problem is that the residential areas here are so dense that it is impossible to put up a tower or any type. They have to squeeze sites in where ever they can, a lot of the time on old, short buildings and sometimes on water towers.

      Recently though, it seems like a LOT of sites are going up. One HUGE t-mobile tower (for the area, at least), another t-mobile flagless pole. Also a new site (i think) in a perfect place is to come.
    • Yankees368
      Still un-able to ID this tower, im leaning towards Nextel
    • TelcomJunkie
      You leaned the right direction, it's Nextel.
    • Yankees368
      Ok, then if it IS Nextel, Sprint needs to put a repeater or something on this site. I know they have a site on a monopole close by, but that does notihng for the residential area behind this site
    • TelcomJunkie
      I think the site at the 27/135 interchange is Sprint.
    • Yankees368
      lol, how do you know all of this? Don't you live in cali?

      Yes, Sprint does have a site at the 27/135 interchange (never heard anyone call it that before), but it just isn't enough to cover the residential areas south of it.
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