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Sprint tower. What kind of tower is this?

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by danooo, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. danooo

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    I found a sprint tower by my house on sprintsites.com here is the url with a photo:

    Tower photo

    I just wondered what kind of tower this was. It is 55 feet high and on the very top is something shaped like a cylinder. Is this a cell tower or is it something else?

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  2. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Yep I remember when that one was built back in 2001. It is a cell tower that is called a uni-pole. Sprint often uses this type of tower to appease the city and the local neighborhoods as it's not as ugly as a traditonal monopole tower with arms and panels.

    The new Sprint tower in Pomona on Towne Ave. looks just like that.
     
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    There is a Sprint one around me like that concealed in a flagpole.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Was wondering if this type of tower is just as effective signal wise as the other type of towers? The reason I ask is because it is about 1 mile from my house and was going to switch to Sprint if it would give me strong reception.

    By the way this tower is in a school parking lot.
     
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    They are jsut as effective. About signal, cant really be sure. It depends on the configuration of the equiptment. One mile is far enough away that you shouldn't have trouble from it.
     
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    Not quite as effective as a tradional monopole. The panels are inside the pole and a tiny bit of signal is lost because of the covering. It's hard to say if it would reach 1 mile away. Probably not too well as most antennas around here have about 1 mile max. range. So you're on the outskirts of the coverage from that one. There could be other sites that are even closer to where you live but not listed on sprintsitesusa.com.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I think I will try it out with Sprint and if it doesn't work very well I will just return the phone and cancel the contract. Was just hoping for something better than my ATT TDMA which used to be good but starting about 6 months ago is just awful.
     
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    I go to a Catholic High School and in the front of the school there is a really tall Cross, and one of my teachers said there is a Sprint tower concealed inside of it!
     
  9. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    now thats one holy cross!
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Sprint does do a lot of church installations and usually disguise them as crosses or bell towers.
     
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    I guess God must like Sprint best! [​IMG]
     
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    wirles I'm baaaaaaaaaack
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    Lol, Nah. They are just more willing to pay the big bucks for stealth sites and proffers versus a protracted battle.
     
  13. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Wow this thread is 2 1/2 years old!
     
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    I was bored :biggrin:
     
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    :confused: Does this make sense?? If this were the case wouldn't we all have to be within 1 mile from a tower to talk on our phones?? Did i miss something here? :browani:
     
  16. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    This thread is ancient!

    But to answer your question there is no set distance for tower range. There's a lot of variation that can affect RF propogation such as terrain, population, height of tower, power output, etc.
     
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    Thanks Larry.....Do you happen to know anything about leasing your land to cell phone companies for the use of their towers? Or should i start a new thread? I googled this and that is how I found this thread. lol
    Thanks for any and all help! I'm new here btw. hehe
     
  18. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I would go ahead and start a new thread in the general wireless discussion forum.
     
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    This is ancient also I would think towers like these are more to cover dead zones than for capacity.
     
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    :DWe are a deadzone! LOL
     

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