Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

If only more carriers did this....

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by Yankees368, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    4,365
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    876
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    NYC
    My Phone:
    iPhones 4S???
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon, Sprint 2002-2010, Voicestream 2001-2002
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. nKrypteD1

    nKrypteD1 Software Architect
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,606
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    My Phone:
    Motorola Droid X
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    That's a first as far as I've seen.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. walkguru

    walkguru Wireless Guru
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,084
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    My Phone:
    iphone 3gs 32black
    Wireless Provider(s):
    cingular,family plan w/4 lines
    yep thats frist for me too.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    4,365
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    876
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    NYC
    My Phone:
    iPhones 4S???
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon, Sprint 2002-2010, Voicestream 2001-2002
    Well, thanks to who ever decided to do that, it made my life a tad bit easier. Instead of my wondering for years if its either a Cingular, Verizon, or a Sprint hybrid site, i am 100% sure what it is, without trespassing!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Andy

    Andy Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    10,281
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    130
    Likes Received:
    7
    My Phone:
    HTC Thunderbolt
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW, Vodafone D2, Solomo, Swisscom Mobile
    That is the first such site I have seen myself as well.

    I also wish more carriers would do this. Carriers in my area are pretty good at putting their names on the equipment shelter, but that is not always easily accessible.
     
  6. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon

    I agree, it would be real nice to see all carriers do this. As you said it's not always easy to get near them to see who they belong to. Plus you have to worry about cops thinking your a terrorist or something like that. :eek:
     
  7. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    6,695
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    21
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    A Dead Zone
    My Phone:
    Motorola XT1929-17
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    LOL! Yeah, I was a bit worried about that when I went to take a pic of a tower near here and two Alltel techs were driving down from the cell site. I almost asked them to take a picture of me in front of the tower and in front of their truck but then I thought, "You know, they couldn't possibly comprehend someone being geeky enough to drive around and take pictures of wireless sites, they're going to think I'm a terrorist."

    Too bad they don't label the backs of panels (or use non-encrypted RFIDs.)around here. That would be awesome... but I have other means of determining who has panels where.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. TelcomJunkie

    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,355
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    151
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    The 4145
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Big Brother
    I've got a guy on this site that wants me to take a picture of him in front of a site :D :D Don't worry Moto, there are a few of us out there that understand :D
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    It is not the carrier that did it (at least by choice), guaranteed 100%. It is done by or for whoever owns/manages the site. Some site owners/managers have such requirements so they can easily ID things on site. You will also notice conduit with the carrier name stenciled on it.
     
  10. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    6,695
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    21
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    A Dead Zone
    My Phone:
    Motorola XT1929-17
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I suppose carriers don't do this because upset customers might damage their equipment?

    You'd think they'd put their names on the front of the panels to get more advertising.:browani:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. nmt

    nmt New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    32
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    My Phone:
    Motorola E815
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW - But not by choice
    This is fairly common w/ TV & Radio broadcasters who are colo'd on the same tower. It just makes sense.
    I know I wouldn't want a my tower workers mistakingly disconnecting a 50KW transmission line from another broadcasters antenna.:eek:
     
  12. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    Haha, been there done that. The best was doing a relocation for Cell One (now Cingular) circa 1993-94. We were to relo the sectors from 150' to 220' on a big 850' Self Support broadcast tower (Channel 20 in DC). Well, long story short is someone mis-traced the cables out from the equipment and we ended up taking Nynex (VZW) off the air for about 2 days until we re-ran cables to their sectors. It was the cell techs fault, thank god.
     
  13. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    This is an old post but I have seen that stuff myself. The carriers were co-located in the same building? Doesnt take a rocket scientist to trace coax. 1 line maybe in a crowded ladder rack.
     
  14. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    Well, this building at the time had 2 mobile carriers, numerous paging TX, FM, TV, and other community repeaters. The amount of coax coming in/out of this building is mind boggling and bundled so tracing a line in a bundle of 30 isn't such an easy task.
     
  15. TelcomJunkie

    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,355
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    151
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    The 4145
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Big Brother
    [​IMG]

    Mine is the one with the colored electrical tape...
     

    Attached Files:

    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  16. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    At least that is somewhat organized. :biggrin:
     
  17. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    Definately not a guide tower, it would fail a weight load test.
     
  18. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    Quite often, the larger more loaded towers are guyed. think of most tall broadcast towers for example. Even a Rohn Model 90 would can be designed for significant loads tha meet or exceed that of a SSV. Not all guy towers are little 45g lightweight towers like the ones you would find with a log periodic or spiral monocone attached.
     
  19. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    I have tons of Rohn towers and every time I need to add another feedline we have to get them load tested. This is with only 1 cell carrier running approx 6 1 5/8 lines with sectorized antennas.
     
  20. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    I should say alot of times the tower owner will require it.
     
  21. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    It is SOP. Mostly for liability purposes. Even on a haevy duty tower designed for 5 carriers with only 2 on it.
     
  22. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    I believe they have to figure in ICE to in the winter in Michigan. We got pretty bad tower icing up here, especially towers over 400 feet.
     
  23. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above
    All structural engineers will abide by the current EIA/TIA222 code which I believe is 'G' right now (EIA/TIA-222G)

    It specifies the wind load rating for antenna mounts and structures in terms of a speed with no ice and another speed with 1/2" of radial ice. It is broken out by geographic regions as to how much wind needs to be designed for in terms of uplift, torsional deflection, and other factors depending on the structure type and mount.
     
  24. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    You got me. I climbed towers for a little over a year but only installing feedlines, antennas, changing bulbs and painting. I did some inspecting but only to make sure the guidlines had ice clips on the guidline loop holds, grounding and inpecting the guy stacks. Other that that my knowledge on the tower regs are pretty limited. Im glad I climbed for awhile but Im happier just dealing with the equipment at the bottom. I dont miss climbing up a 700 foot broadcast tower in -10 degree weather changing out a light bulb. HA HA
     
  25. wirles

    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In a SCIF
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4S
    Wireless Provider(s):
    All of the above

    You're preachin' to the choir. I spent the first 6 years of my career building, maintaining towers and the systems on them (lighting, transmission, etc...).
     
  26. RadioFoneGuy

    RadioFoneGuy Powered by HTC FUZE
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Everywhere.
    My Phone:
    Nokia 6103, 6010, 2260
    Wireless Provider(s):
    The death star formally known as Cell One.
    Preach on REV;lol
     

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2020 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

Positive SSL
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice