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Towers at the Gorman exit on I-5

The tower on left belongs to Sprint. The tower on right looks to be a Verizon/T-Mobile co-lo with another carrier (maybe Nextel) on the 3rd level

Towers at the Gorman exit on I-5
larry, Oct 17, 2006
Location / Street Address:
Gorman School Road & I-5
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
Number of Carriers:
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Carrier on 2nd highest antenna:
Carrier on 3rd highest antenna:
Carrier on 4th highest antenna:
    • Andy
      There must be nothing out there other than the freeway since all panels are aligned at an 180 degrees angle.
    • larry
      Yes it's just the highway and a bunch of mountains. The Sprint panels facing Northbound are actually tilted upwards. That's pretty unusual to see.
    • TelcomJunkie
      Antenna tilt is determined by both the terrain and the needed coverage area. In this situation the antennas have an uptilt because the freeway goes up about 300ft in elevation in around a mile. Putting them at an uptilt provides a longer coverage range on the northbound facing sector.
    • larry
      That's what I thought although the Verizon and Cingular antennas in the same direction don't have this uptilt.
    • TelcomJunkie
      Also, in this picture off to the top left on top of that ridgeline are other sides that cover where the freeway turns south from this point and also covers parts of 138 depending on the carrier.
    • larry
      Yeah I've seen those. they're like way up high on the ridge that overlooks the 138 area right? The Sprint site there actually does a good job of covering I-5 all the way to Smokey Bear Road which is about a mile or two north of Pyramid Lake. The only area where the signal drops out is right at Pyramid Lake on the North end. Seems like one new cell site could fix it once and for all.
    • JTVOIP
      I would suspect Verizon and T-Mobile have sites not too far up the road, since they are low to the ground and don't tilt up the hill?
    • TelcomJunkie
      Yes, all the carriers have sites right around these two towers or directly across the freeway. All the carriers also have sites up on top of the hill.
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