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Interesting Sprint/metro Co-lo In San Bernardino

Metro PCS recently co-located on this Sprint monopole at a sports park in San Bernardino, CA.

Interesting Sprint/metro Co-lo In San Bernardino
larry, Mar 20, 2009
San Bernardino
Location / Street Address:
689 S. E Street
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Structure Type:
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
PCS 1900 MHz
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Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
Carrier on 2nd highest antenna:
    • Yankees368
      Is sprint using 3 panels per sector? That is very weird!
    • Der84
      That looks like something I would see Alltel do in some spots in other states.
    • 21RCA
      Yeah 3 panels per sector seems weird to me to. It almost looks like T-Mobile on the ends with Sprint in the middle.
    • Yankees368
      Is this possibly a wimax install?
    • TelcomJunkie
      It isn't a WiMax install, none of the antennas are WiMax, they're actually the same three antennas through each sector. While not a definite answer, this site could be receiving WiMax and the fourth antenna was removed in preparation.

      Also, good job on Metro on being cheap and installing a sector in the climbing space.
    • larry
      Yeah I forgot to mention the 3 panel oddity. Not the norm for Sprint sites around here.
    • blahblah92
      Even in Florida you don't often see that type of panel setup for sprint. They could just maybe need some extra capacity?
    • patwackp
      I'm wondering if this is a Sprint "Legacy site". I've seen sprint sites like this before. They did this in the early years of their system.:loony:
    • blahblah92
      I'm curious does metropcs usually put on panels in that way?
    • larry
      Funny how this thread gets one reply every year. :D


      No. They more typically use more panels than this. I have seen them use as many as 6 sectors of 1 panel each. It all depends on the area and what they need.
    • Yankees368
      MetroPCS seems to be very good at engineering a site to its local needs. They don't use a "3 sector 1 panels each" approach most places.
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