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Some south GA tower pics

Discussion in 'Southern US Wireless Forum' started by Eric47, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Eric47

    Eric47 Bronze Senior Member
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    here is the link to my gallery and the pics i took.

    id recommend checking back on this regularly for anyone interested as i travel ALOT and there is huge variety of towers in my area and i will be documenting them more and more.

    also i promise to get a more suitable camera :)

    EricN4707's Images - Cellular Phone Towers and Cell Site Pictures
     
  2. Eric47

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    can anyone look at those and tell me if im guessing the carriers correctly? its really a stab into the dark...i have no clue.
     
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    Thanks for the pictures...keep them coming!

    It would help if you could include the city or the name of the highways or streets in the descriptions.
     
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    It is hard sometimes to guess who is who because equipment can vary.
     
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    Which pictures do you need help on all of them?
     
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    yea all of them. i just wanted a general of idea of what im looking at. im pretty much guessing based off of priority and best service in this area.
     
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    In my experiences, guessing the carrier is that much easier with CDMA phones. I often go into the debug mode on the phone and look at the dBm readings... usually, readings in the -50 to -70 range indicate that the carrier is on that particular site.... Also carrier maps, particularly TMobile and Sprint, can help in locating sites. I have also used http://www.antenasearch.com/ to narrow down the carriers, although this is a hit or miss.
     
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    i just updated my pics. added 4 pics of 3 towers.

    more to come.
     
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    So I have a couple tips for determining carriers but they are just from my experience and carriers may build out differently in your area.

    Verizon usually uses 3 or 4 panels per sector. Verizon sometimes has different panels on the same sector.
    Rutland Vermont 05701 Verizon - Cellular Phone Towers and Cell Site Pictures
    That is a Verizon tower in Vermont with 3 panels per sector and all 3 panels are different.

    Nextel usually has 4 panels per sector and they should all match. If you see an array with 3 matching panels and 1 non-matching panel you have probably found a synergy site. Instead of co-locating on the tower, Sprint sometimes replaces one of Nextel's panels with the Sprint panel.

    AT&T usually has 3 or 4 panels per sector and they may not all match.

    Sprint and T-Mobile are often seen using 1 or 2 panels per sector.
     
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    thanks.

    yea VZW ones are easy to tell here as they are split sectors generally

    everyone else i pretty much guess by how well their reception in that area is by whether they are on that tower or not.

    also i can tell from the look of ATT only towers or sprint only towers and comparing.
     
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    updated 03/16/08
     
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    check out the one pic i posted on there that was of just a mono antenna. pretty sweet for rural GA
     
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    UPDATED March 23, 2008
     
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    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Does that affect Nextel coverage when they colocate with Sprint like that?
     

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