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How do I find the closest Nextel tower?

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by hinejs, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. hinejs

    hinejs New Member

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    I want to aim the yagi antenna to boost my signal for an interior amplifier for my house.

    Any idea where I find a tower map or how to locate the closest tower?

    -Jeremy
     
  2. djcmaz

    djcmaz Junior Member
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    BLACKJACK / TILT
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    SPRINT - (WORK PHONE)/ CINGULAR
    http://www.cellreception.com/towers/index.html

    http://www.deadcellzones.com/

    make sure you have the correct yagi for your provider. Hope you have also checked into the distance requirements for installation if you are using a wireless panel. If not you may want to have a good discussion with the techs at wilson electronics. 1-866-294-6996... here is thier web site
    http://wilsonelectronics.com/
     
  3. aarong50

    aarong50 New Member

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    Here is the best way to do it.

    Depending on what phone you have and knowing nextel its probably motorola.
    You need to get into the service menu by pressing #,*,Menu Button then the right arrow key. If you do this quickly, you will enter the service menu. If you arent using a motorola then google how to access your service menu its usually pretty simple and I think Wilson antenna's actually tells how to do it for all makes/models.

    Next, you need to scroll down to GPS and enter the GPS mode and then click on location. In here you will see two numbers c lat (for latitude) and c lon (for longitude) this is the location of the tower that your nextel is currently connected too. You then go to local.google.com and type in the coordinates. However on the longitude you must put a - in front of it. For example C Lat = 39.3222 C Long = 87.993 you need to type in 39.3222 -87.993 into local.google.com and it will give you the exact location of your tower. I hope this helps. :)
     
  4. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
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    Ideally you would speak with a Nextel ops tech or RF eng. and they would tell you which sector has the best signal and available capacity for you to siphon.
     
  5. AdamC911_1985

    AdamC911_1985 New Member

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    Thanks so much for this. I tried it and you are absolutely correct. I work at a 911 center and I know where the towers in my area are, and what they are. Due to when someone calls 911 it shows the tower they are calling off of. I tried this on my nextel and it worked and was correct. Thanks! Keep up the good work!
     
    #5 AdamC911_1985, Aug 11, 2006
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2006

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