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Cingular solar San Diego

Cingular solar San Diego
Gman, Nov 23, 2006
San Diego near Santee
Landmarks or cross street:
SR 52
Structure Type:
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Overall Height (in feet):
Antenna Use:
PCS 1900 MHz
Number of Carriers:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
    • larry
      Never seen one like this before!
    • Andy
      That's amazing...so this site is powered exclusively by solar power??? Is this a very rugged area where power is hard to get up to or why choose solar?
    • larry
      I wonder why they don't do this more often. It's a great idea.
    • Andy
      Unless the weather goes bad for a long time. :D

      Seems like this site operates on Solar Power and has microwave backhaul, so this site has no resources coming to it at all....
    • Gman
      Yes- completely solar and microwave. It sits on undeveloped land which is either part of Mission Trails Regional Park or county land just east of Miramar Air Base.

      With this site I believe they are the only provider not to drop calls near the 52 summit as far as I can tell from all of my friends with various providers.

      This is San Diego so the weather won't be bad for long (couldn't resist).
    • TelcomJunkie
      This doesn't look like a Sprint site to me let alone Lucent equipment. Is there a better picture of the equipment? Or a better approximate location?
    • larry
      Now that I look at the site ID# I don't think it's Sprint either. Sprint's site ID's in San Diego would have 'SD' followed by 2 numbers, followed by 2 letters, followed by 3 numbers. Isn't that right?
    • TelcomJunkie
      PM me the number if you can.
    • larry
      I just edited my post. The site ID# that Gman lists does not appear to be a Sprint ID unless it's missing some characters.
    • TelcomJunkie
      I didn't notice that number the first go around. It's a Cingular number which goes along with what I see equipment wise.

      If it was an older Sprint number it would've been formatted SD1-048, but Cingular's new numbering scheme has been XX###(#), XX being initials for the market and ###(#) being the site number (I've seen it in both 3 and 4 digits). TMobile has been doing XX#####Z, with XX being the market initials, ##### for the site number and Z (Typically seems to be an A) I'm not sure what it's signifying. Typically though carriers use it to distingish between sites on the initial search ring.

      Newer Sprint numbers are XX##YY###Z
      XX being the market, ## being the build out, YY being the type of site (Hopefully, doesn't appear to always be accurate), ### indicating the site number and Z if it's there, indicating which in the search ring it was.
    • larry
      Interesting. I kind of already had this figured out by studying over the years. I believe the original build out in LA had site ID#'s LA03XC###. Then the 2nd wave had LA54XC###. Now they are up to something like LA60XC###.

      Also the 2 letters signifying the type of site are usually either XC or XR. The XC is a normal cell and the XR stands for Repeater. Is that correct?
    • TelcomJunkie
      You'd be correct.
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