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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoWirelessGuru View Post
    More densification going on in the Reno area. I’ve noticed most new sites are 4-sectors like this one.





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    Nice new site! Must suck to build for that tower crew...that jig lift looks shaky and small lol


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    New Verizon Site Going Up

    To give more perspective, it’s a 90’ monopole right in the flight path of the RNO airport.


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    Monopine construction progress near Lake Tahoe, Sep-Dec 2003.



    Check out my Reno Area Wireless Information & Cellular Guide website for more pictures, cell site location maps & more http://renowirelessinfo.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoWirelessGuru View Post
    To give more perspective, it’s a 90’ monopole right in the flight path of the RNO airport.


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    How are speeds doing in Nevada? Latest RootMetrics report shows quite a large decrease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    How are speeds doing in Nevada? Latest RootMetrics report shows quite a large decrease.
    Yeah, I see that: http://www.rootmetrics.com/en-US/roo...eno-nv/2017/2H

    The highest download speed I've seen here is in the 90's on Band 66 when it was active here for about 2 weeks in December. The best upload I've seen was around 30. In congested areas/times data has been unusable, but that's pretty rare.

    I switched from AT&T to Verizon in November 2016 because Verizon is the only carrier actively adding sites in the Reno area in the past 5 years or so, while AT&T and the others have just been doing antenna changeouts. Verizon is now far ahead of the others, and currently has 2 sites under construction with 3 more in the planning/permitting process. You can see the current number of sites for each carrier on the following webpage: http://renowirelessinfo.com/mapsinfo/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoWirelessGuru View Post
    Here’s a former 3-sector site that they turned to 5-sectors. Unfortunately you can’t tell from looking at the antennas because they they are concealed by radomes - a relatively new city ordinance that is randomly enforced. The only way to tell in this one is noticing the 5 CIDs in Field Test as you circle the tower.


    I can think of 3 other sites in Reno atop buildings that are 4-sector sites.
    They removed the radomes for some antenna work on this 5-sector site. Notice the new antenna in the middle of the tower.

    Another angle...

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    That site is a beast. 5 sectors! They're getting pretty serious about fixing your market.

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    Found another new macro today! Right in between Crown Point and Winfield. I said last year they need a site in between the towns and sure enough they read my mind again. The site is so new I can't find it on satellite so I'm gonna have to physically pinpoint it but it's somewhere in the vicinity of the pin.

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