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Panels on highway signs

Interesting site with only 2 sectors, the other one facing the opposite direction. However, both use the same control channel. The thicker panels serve TDMA/GSM 850 and the thinner all the way to the right is for GSM 1900. You can see them between the signs.

Panels on highway signs
bobolito, Apr 14, 2005
Franklin Lakes
New Jersey(NJ)
Location / Street Address:
Rt. 208 on Ewing Ave. exit
Landmarks or cross street:
Ewing Ave.
Structure Type:
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
    • JFB
      Although not really stealth, that one is easy to miss.
    • bobolito
      The only reason I noticed this was because sometimes I drive with my Field Test on and I noticed how strong the signal got as I went under them (-36dB). I looked around and if it wasn't because I know how panels look like, I would never know they were there. But I didn't find them the first time I noticed the signal level went so high. It took me a few days driving back and forth this road to realize were they were. Since I take this road to go to work, it wasn't that bad. This site has been there for years. I remember when it was only TDMA/AMPS 800.
    • MOTOhooligan
      How can you tell? Is there some place online I can go to try and determine which panels are which and, possibly, who they belong to on the pictures I have taken?
    • bobolito
      In this particular case, I know this because 1900Mhz panels are thinner than 850Mhz panels and because I've known AT&T/Cingular to have this site for years. So I knew this since my TDMA phone had super strong signal when passing under these signs.
    • Andy
      The equipment is in the bushes to the side of the Highway I suppose?
    • bobolito
      Yes, it is right off the road shoulder. From the perspective of the picture above the equipment is off to the right side outside the picture in a small covered fenced area.

      Here's a picture from the back side:

    • chuikov
      Top notch! This is the best site IMHO.
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