2003 Post Archives

Filed under: WEBSITE - Dec 31 2003

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Dec. 31, 2003
Dec. 29, 2003
Dec. 23, 2003
Dec. 22, 2003

bullet User report about about a new AT&T Wireless monopine cell site under construction at the Placer County Administration Center and Road Division yard near Lake Forest, between Tahoe City and Dollar Hill along Hwy 28 at North Lake Tahoe.
Dec. 18, 2003
Dec. 17, 2003

bullet New Cingular Wireless/T-Mobile cell site approved for construction at 940 S. Virginia Street – just north of the intersection with Sierra Street.
Dec. 15, 2003

bullet Confirmed 4 new AT&T GSM cell sites around Lake Tahoe, and updated maps with the first 2 cell site locations precisely verified:

bullet CID 1327 at Pioneer Trail and Washoan Blvd. near the South Lake Tahoe airport
bullet CID 1321 on the easternmost end of Venice Dr. at the Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe
bullet CID 1318 in the Lake Forest area (NW Lake Tahoe)
bullet CID 1330 in the Homewood area (West Lake Tahoe)

bullet AT&T Wireless GSM850 support during calls on cell sites on Mt. Pluto, Hyatt Hotel (Incline Village), Harvey’s Hotel (Stateline), Echo Summit, Gardnerville, and one cell site in Carson City on the east end of Fairview near the state prison.
Dec. 11, 2003

bullet New Cingular Wireless/T-Mobile cell site under construction at the Scolari’s Shopping Center at S. McCarran & Caughlin Parkway.
bullet AT&T Wireless has added support for GSM850 phones on at least 7 cell sites in the Reno area. Specifically, cell sites on Peavine Peak, Red Peak, Slide Mountain, Steamboat/S. Reno area, Spanish Springs and 2 cell sites in northeast Sparks now have the ability to use GSM850 during calls.
Dec. 3, 2003

bullet Discovered existing AT&T Wireless GSM cell site in Lemmon Valley – CID 301. Will update maps soon.
Updated Cingular Wireless Carrier’s Published Coverage Map link.
Nov. 26, 2003
Nov. 22, 2003

bullet User report of new Sprint PCS cell site coverage in the Silver Springs area and Lahontan Reservoir.

     •     Updated Prefixes page with information about Number Portability

Nov. 5, 2003

bullet 3 new AT&T Wireless GSM cell sites confirmed serving the North Lake Tahoe area. CID 1314 is located on the Pepper Tree Inn in downtown Tahoe City. CID 1312 is located near the corner of Hwy. 267 and Speckled in Kings Beach. A third cell site, CID 1321 was identified, but it’s exact location is yet unknown. AT&T Wireless maps updated. Dead Zones updated.
bullet A report on October 9 about the existence of a Sprint PCS cell site near the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is false. There is no coverage in that area at this time, however they have an application pending for a cell site in that area according to public records.
Oct. 28, 2003

bullet New Verizon Wireless cell site now active on the west side of Virginia Street at Wells Avenue.
Oct. 20, 2003
  • Added link to the Reno Area Wireless Users Group’s user editable list of public Wi-Fi Hot Spots here.
  • Added more cell site pictures taken with camera phones here.
Oct. 9, 2003

bullet User reports and public information about as many as 3 new AT&T Wireless cell sites under construction or on-the-air in the Tahoe City/Tahoma areas of North Lake Tahoe.
bullet User report and public information about a previously undiscovered Sprint PCS cell site serving the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort on Alpine Meadows Road.
Oct. 3, 2003
  • Cell Site Locations are now viewable on Landsat imagery maps, zoomable to resolutions as low as 6 inches. Further information on this exciting new feature is available on the Bonus Pages. If you’re not already a contributor to this web site click for Bonus Pages Information. Web site contributors can click on Landsat Imagery Cell Site Location Maps to go directly to all the details..
  • Added cell sites in the Verdi area to the total count of cell sites per carrier serving the Reno/Sparks city limits because Verdi recently became annexed into the Reno City limits. This change added 2 cell sites to the total number for AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, Cingular/T-Mobile and Verizon. The annexation added 1 cell site to the total number for Nextel, and no additional sites for Cricket since they have no coverage in the Verdi area. Fun fact: The western-most point of the Reno City Limits are now within 1/2 mile of the California/Nevada state border.
  • Added Link to TK.COM – Wireless
  • Added Sprint PCS prefix to the Prefixes by Carrier page
  • Added more pictures from the Los Angeles area here.
  • Added to Dead Zone Guide
Sep. 25, 2003
  • Updated Map Pages
Sep. 22, 2003

bullet New Sprint PCS cell site active at Lake Tahoe above Round Hill / Zephyr Cove. More new cell sites for AT&T Wireless, Nextel and Sprint PCS should be operational by the end of the year according to a recent article in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
bullet Cricket cell site on Ormbsby House Hotel in Carson City moved across the street to the Nevada Legislature Building, due to building renovations on the Ormbsby House.New photos and updated maps to be posted soon.

Sep. 20, 2003

bullet New Cingular/T-Mobile cell site (55′ monopole at Moana & Lakeside) now active. CID 813x. (updated map).
Sep. 18, 2003

bullet New Sprint PCS cell site confirmed as active – atop Bordertown Casino in Cold Springs at the Nevada/California border along Hwy 395. (updated map)
Sep. 15, 2003
Sep. 11, 2003

bullet Sprint PCS cell site under construction atop Bordertown Casino in Cold Springs at the Nevada/California border along Hwy 395. (updated map)
Sep. 10, 2003
Aug. 31, 2003
  • Updated Bonus Local and Regional Maps to cover exact same coordinates on each map for easy comparison of cell site locations for all carriers. See Bonus Pages Information for access to the Bonus Pages maps.
Aug. 30, 2003

bullet New Verizon Wireless cell site approved for construction near the intersection of S. Virginia and Wells Avenue. (red “X” on map)
Aug. 12, 2003

bullet New Sprint PCS cell site active near I-80 and Boca – between Truckee and Floriston. (updated map)
bullet New Cingular 55′ monopole approved for construction in Reno at Lakeside & Moana. (red “X” on map)
July 29, 2003
July 9, 2003
June 30, 2003
June 26, 2003

bullet Maps updated for Cingular, Nextel, Sprint and Verizon. Recent cell site discoveries this month…
• Sprint cell sites on Sugarloaf Mtn. north of Carson City, Spooner Summit, Glenbrook and Cave Rock.
• Verizon atop the Reno Hilton, downtown Carson City near or on the old Post Office, 2 approximate locations in S. Lake Tahoe (exact locations are hard to find there due to the trees)
• Cingular on Echo Summit, west of S. Lake Tahoe
• Nextel site thought to exist on McClellan Peak (NE of Carson City) does not exist.
June 9, 2003
  • Updated Cingular and Verizon Carrier’s Published Coverage Map links. Updated site and home page table of contents
May 28, 2003
  • Cosmetic Updates. Added link to Cell Site Picture Gallery page.
May 19, 2003

bullet Improved Cell Site Map navigation. You can now compare maps easily on one page while the maps open in a separate frame.
May 17, 2003

bullet New maps posted…
• AT&T Wireless map now includes new GSM cellsite at the “Y” in S. Lake Tahoe.
• Cingular Wireless map includes approximate location of cell site in Kings Beach (not new – I’ll find the exact location eventually ☺)
• Nextel map includes newly discovered cell sites in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area – thanks to recently acquiring a Nextel phone for test purposes. Deleted cell site pinpoint on Peavine Peak, which does not exist.
• Sprint PCS map now includes newly discovered cell sites in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area – thanks to recently acquiring a Sprint phone for test purposes.
May 16, 2003
  • Added links to similar websites.
May 4, 2003

bullet User reports Sprint PCS coverage extended from Fernley to Fallon – highway coverage now solid from Fallon to Reno.
Apr. 15, 2003
  • Updated prepaid resellers in “Provider Links”
Mar. 31, 2003
  • Added prepaid wireless information to “How to Choose a Wireless Provider” and “Provider Links”.
  • Updated dead zone information.
Mar. 27, 2003

bullet New AT&T Wireless GSM only site in S. Lake Tahoe near Hwy. 50 & Emerald Bay Road “Y”. Co-located with Nextel on a monopole. CID 1324.
bullet Discovered new Nextel & Sprint sites between Carson City and Minden – will update maps.
Mar. 26, 2003

bullet Discovered another Cricket Wireless site at El Rancho Dr. and Garfield Dr. in Sparks. Updated maps.
bullet Deleted a Nextel site that was believed to be located near Hidden Valley according to FCC data. Updated maps.
Mar. 20, 2003
  • Added button to add this webpage to your favorites.
  • Added background sound to Cricket Wireless cell site map.
  • Added map of all carrier’s cell site locations plotted on a single map.
  • Reorganized similar website links by geographic area.
Mar. 17, 2003

bullet Added AT&T Wireless cell site to maps: East 2nd Street & Jensen (just north of Reno Hilton) that was previously accidentally omitted from the maps.
Mar. 12, 2003
  • Launched “Bonus Pages” section of website. All future cell site pictures and additions/enhancements to the website will be made exclusively to the Bonus Pages. Coverage information will still be updated on this public page.
Mar. 7, 2003

bullet Improved AT&T GSM only coverage confirmed on Interstate 80 east of Reno with new cell sites at Painted Rock (exit 40) and Fernley.
bullet New Cingular coverage confirmed east of Reno past Fernley. Cell sites located at Lockwood, Patrick, Painted Rock, Fernley and east Fernley at Farm District Road & Alternate Hwy 50.
Mar. 6, 2003
  • Updated and added pictures in the Cell Site Picture Gallery: cellsite #013, 031, 053
Mar. 5, 2003

bullet New Cingular/T-Mobile coverage confirmed in the Hirschdale area of west Truckee – filing a former dead zone along Interstate 80 from west of Floriston to west of Boca. (CID 808).
Mar. 3, 2003
  • Added more cell site picture links from the Picture Gallery page
  • Added cell site description tool tips to the thumbnails in the left frame of the Picture Gallery
Feb. 22, 2003
  • Added cell site picture pages #40 – #53 over the past few days
Feb. 11, 2003
  • Added link, and hyperlink formatting changes
Feb. 6, 2003
  • Added 6 more local cell site pages to the picture gallery
Jan. 29, 2003
  • Added more Oregon cell site pictures
  • Added site search box
Jan. 27, 2003
  • Added links to other cell site picture web pages from the Cell Site Picture Gallery Home Page
  • Added Cell Site Picture #31
Jan. 23, 2003
  • Added pages with cell site pictures from other areas
  • Condensed “Recent Updates” table so that the most important updates are shown in HTML view (still shown in source code)
Jan. 21, 2003
  • Added Dynamic HTML effect to Cell Site of the Week Picture
Jan. 17, 2003
  • Added Telephone Number Prefixes by Carrier page
  • Added 5 more pages to Cell Site Picture Gallery
  • Added link to Wireless-Florida
Jan. 15, 2003
  • Improved Cell Site Picture Navigation
Jan. 13, 2003
  • Added new symbols to all maps. Re-designed some pages for easier navigation. Added PayPal donation link.
Jan. 12, 2003
  • Added Cell site pictures and “Cell Site Picture of the Week” on home page
Jan. 7, 2003
  • Formatting changes, added links, updated Carrier Evaluations
Jan. 4, 2003

bullet The last remaining AT&T Wireless cell site that was TDMA800 only, now also is GSM1900:

  • CID 82x on top of the Business Building on University of Nevada Reno campus

Jan. 2, 2003

bullet 2 new AT&T Wireless GSM1900 only cell sites now active in Reno (updated metro map):

  • CID 64x near Plumb & Kietzke. Building permit applied May 2 – issued October 18 – cell site active Jan. 2
  • CID 334x at Plumas and Plumb. Building permit applied Sept. 27 – issued Dec. 6 – cell site active Jan. 2

bullet New AT&T Wireless GSM1900 only cell site discovered in Incline Village (updated regional map):

  • CID 311x  – possibly the new cell site that got approved for construction on Nov. 25 on CalNeva Lodge, Crystal Bay, or possibly co-located at a Cingular cell site at the Diamond Peak Ski Lift.

bullet Discovered Nextel site co-located in Tahoe City (updated regional map):

  • I don’t think this is a new site, it was just overlooked in previous drive tests.