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Who's antenna is this?

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by Der84, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Der84

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    Not the greatest pic, but I took a couple of snap shots of this cell site on a water tower. I couldn't figure out who is on this water tower in Michigan, so I took a close up shot.

    Any guesses?
     

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    little, stubby, partially shielded. my guess is that it might be nextel? only way to know for sure is to go to the base and check it out yourself!
     
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  3. Der84

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    Yeah, I was at the base, but they didn't label anything. There were just a couple of really small cabinets. Would T-Mobile do something like this?
     
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    I've never seen anything like that for T-Mobile. Hell, it might be some local government or utility running it. Back home, the power company has a set up that looks exactly like a cell site at every power sub-station.
     
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    That could possibly be it too. I just wish I took a picture of the cabinets. This is located on the Imlay City water tower in Michigan. I'm almost positive it's a cell site though. I may have to post the full pic in the gallery and see if anybody else can guess.
     
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    It could be for the water tower control - is it pointing towards where the city maintains public services like water and sewer?
     
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    Thats pretty close to a Verizon panel here in Kentucky. You can see my cell pics in the Kentucky section to compare. But, Nextel does look similar.
     
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    I can tell you for sure, it is not Verizon. Verizon Wireless, as well as Sprint and AT&T are located on a tall multi-carrier tower a couple blocks away. That's why I was thinking either T-Mobile or Nextel.

    I'll have to dig up a pic of the Verizon tower, but I have posted the full picture of this water tower in the gallery.
     
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  9. cell antennas are quite popular on water towers.. not sure maybe there is a cabinet somewhere on the ground with some kind of identifier?
     
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    Some services provider company rent high tower to set their antenna.
     
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    Water towers are definitely a popular location for cell sites in the US. Not as many in Ontario/Canada.
     
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    If the cabinets are small and not a building, then it is not Nextel. So your best best would be T-mobile or a regional carrier.

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    For sure its not T-Mobile, they are on a tower on S Almont Ave. Metro PCS appears to be on the main tower on East 1st Street. This appears to be a paging service tower as their is only 1 panel in each direction, not enough for a cellular service in an rural area such as this.
     
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    That looks revolutionary for some reason. I've never seen anything like that on what seems to be a water tower?
     
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    Yeah, water towers seemed to be used as cell sites a lot more in the US. Not too many water towers in Canada or in Ontario for that matter that have cellular antennae on them.
     
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    The answer to the question is simple. Just call the water company's engineering department and ask them whose antenna is on their tower. As a public agency they're probably obligated to disclose this kind of information.
     
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    I don't think it would be off cellular co. antenna, it would be some other device antenna such as radio station like that.
     

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