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Birch Run Tower 1

This tower has Verizon, Nextel, and T-Mobile on it.

Birch Run Tower 1
cellular_freak, Jan 30, 2010
City:
Birch Run
State:
Michigan(MI)
Location / Street Address:
9103 E Birch Run Rd
Landmarks or cross street:
Dixie Hwy
ZIP Code:
48415
Structure Type:
Monopole
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
No
Overall Height (in feet):
150
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
3
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
VERIZON WIRELESS
Carrier on 2nd highest antenna:
NEXTEL
Carrier on 3rd highest antenna:
T-MOBILE
    • Day5InJanuary
      does this verizon tower have 1900????
    • cellular_freak
      I have no idea. Why do you ask? All of Verizon's panels look like this around here. They have both 850 licenses. Plus a PCS license.
    • Trocks797
      I think Day5 was asking because 1900 is their typical EV-DO setup. According to verizons website, this tower IS pushing a 3G signal. I can see the confusion. Here in KY, the sharkfin setup is practically nonexistant. All the Verizon antennas here in KY look exactly like Nextels do in this picture...yet we are all 3G. I am not really sure how the setup works, but from what I have heard, 850 is for voice (1x) and 1900 is for data (EV). I have seen many Verizon set ups with 2 types of antennas on the rack, one handling 850, the other is 1900. Only one of those appears to be present here, but its still 3G. I think im more confused after typing this lol.
    • Trocks797
      Here is the combined 850/1900 set up from Verizon. 4th carrier down. You see the shark fins as well as the white 1900 box next to each one. I don't understand why they do it like this on some sites, but others only have shark fins but the same service!

      http://gallery.wirelessadvisor.com/showimage.php?i=5741&c=26
    • cellular_freak
      Yeah, others have asked the same question before. All of Verizon's towers in this part of Michigan look like this, for the most part. There are a few exceptions. Maybe it's because Verizon has always been in this part of Michigan, using 850 MHz. Then, they decided to launch EV-DO in 1900 MHz, but did not have to change the antenna configuration. Just a hunch....
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  • Category:
    Michigan (MI)
    Uploaded By:
    cellular_freak
    Date:
    Jan 30, 2010
    View Count:
    1,868
    Comment Count:
    5
  • GPS Coord. LAT.:
    43.2516
    GPS Coord. LONG.:
    83.7724
    Ground Level Altitude (in feet):
    788
    Cell ID (CID) or ASR# or FCC#:
    81087
    Antenna Types:
    I don't know

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