Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:26 am

Here's some screenshots of the signal stats and speed with the Verizon sim in my outdoor setup.
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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by xdavidx » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 am

swwifty wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:26 am
Here's some screenshots of the signal stats and speed with the Verizon sim in my outdoor setup.
Is that tower in your back yard?! That SINR!

Get another 10 or 20 MHz of bandwidth and you'll be flying.

Is that during busy times of the day or off hours?

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:04 am

xdavidx wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 am
Is that tower in your back yard?! That SINR!

Get another 10 or 20 MHz of bandwidth and you'll be flying.

Is that during busy times of the day or off hours?
ha! It nearly is, about 1.3 miles away.

Those tests were in the evening. It's a very under utilized tower now that it got all these additional bands. Before Band 13 was totally useless since it was the only band there and it covered such a wide area.

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:04 am

While I'm waiting for my EM7565 in the mail, I decided to try and lock bands to B4+B2. I thought with this I could maybe get some faster download speeds because B4 is 20mhz (I'm already connected to that) and B2 is 10mhz. I locked the modem to B4+B2 but it wouldn't give me any CA with B2. I locked the modem to only B2 and it connected to that, but it wouldn't do B4+B2. I'm hoping I'll get B66+B4+B5 when I try out the EM7565.

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 am

I just realized I could probably aggregate band 13 + band 4, so I tried that by locking the modem to those two bands. I was able to get them to CA together for a total bandwith of 30mhz but it didn't make much download difference.

I suspect this is because band 13 is still pretty congested. It'll be really interesting to see what happens when I try with the EM7565.

I also noticed I see to be getting some multipathing on band 4. The secondary antenna has a weaker signal a good part of the time. I might have to try reaiming them later, but I'll wait till the new modem gets here to see if its worth it or not.

Screenshot below to show the multipathing on band 4 (Note the 10dbm difference).
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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:26 pm

Well, I got the modem and connected it to test, but having some odd issue with the secondary and third carrier main antenna RSSI and RSRP. Not sure what is up with this. I checked the connectors to make sure they aren't grounding, but I don't get why the primary carrier looks fine but the rest look like an antenna isn't hooked up. Any thoughts?
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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by JimHelms » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:34 pm

The way I understand it, and until the latest firmware release a couple of weeks ago, Band 66 had some sort of glitch.

I am not sure that is the issue cause I do not use anything with Band 66, but I would certainly try flashing it with the latest firmware.

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:40 pm

JimHelms wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:34 pm
The way I understand it, and until the latest firmware release a couple of weeks ago, Band 66 had some sort of glitch.

I am not sure that is the issue cause I do not use anything with Band 66, but I would certainly try flashing it with the latest firmware.
that's what I was just wondering.

Might give that a shot here in a few.

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by xdavidx » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:48 pm

What happened to your primary Band 4 CID (ending in 612)?

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Re: Local Tower Upgrades (Verizon)

Post by swwifty » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:49 pm

xdavidx wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:48 pm
What happened to your primary Band 4 CID (ending in 612)?
Not sure yet, I think there might be two carriers on B66.

I tried unplugging and replugging in the antennas, and briefly saw B4 and B5 along with B66.

I'm going to try to determine how to upgrade to the latest firmware and hope I don't brick this thing. Good news is I have a Linux laptop to do it with.

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