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SFO Airport Terminal Dropoff

A Dead Giveaway! Located at the San Francisco Int'l Airport. Mounted on a parking garage across from Terminal 3. There are 3 sets of these around the terminal dropoff area. This setup covers inside of Terminal 3. The one panel on the left is for 850 mhz, the other is 1900 mhz. My signal strength at this location was -025 Rx & -1.0 Ec/Io.

SFO Airport Terminal Dropoff
KyleAndMelissa22, Aug 14, 2008
San Francisco
Location / Street Address:
San Francisco Int'l Airport
Landmarks or cross street:
Terminal 3
ZIP Code:
Structure Type:
Attached to or on a building
Overall Height (in feet):
5 feet
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      This same setup is visible in this picture:
    • larry
      Wow interesting site! Isn't it dangerous to get that close to antennas? ;) I thought there had to be a certain distance off the ground to be considered safe.
    • Day5InJanuary
      i cant believe verizon actually puts the frequency type on the panel with their logo. never seen that before
    • larry
      I've never seen that either. Are they doing it to show the public? Because I'm sure their own enigneers and field techs would already know which are which. lol
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      I actually like it better this way,

      Maybe they do it so people at the airport know what they are, and who they belong to,
      that way they could leave them alone.

      But I actually got within 10 feet of the antennas when I took this picture :D
    • 714tmobile
      I saw that when my fiance and I were there a few weeks ago. I, too, was surprised to see the cell sites that close and with the Verizon logo on them.

      For the record, AT&T worked fine all through the airport but I didn't see any of their cells around.
    • Yankees368
      This is very, very odd. I always thought you had to stay at least 15-30 feet away from those suckers?
    • KyleAndMelissa22
      I'd say I was about 10 feet away when I took this picture, and this was as close as I could get.
      They were just out of reach on a parking garage support column.

      But I was very quick about it and I guess it was safe for that reason :confused:.
      I didn't want to see what happened if I stayed around any longer.

      It was hard to get this close for a picture,
      As there were lots of people watching and I had to cross a very busy street.

      I was surprised to see many of these setups around this area.
      I've never been this close to any cell site.

      -025 Rx, and -1.0 Ec/Io... Is that as low as it could go?

      The signal from this site was great in terminal 3 (-070 Rx),
      but I couldn't get this site's signal (PN) on the plane at my gate. (There were many other PNs).
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