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Sunday, January 8th, 2023 3:23 PM

Is it possible to identify from their shapes what kind of signals these cell antennae emit?

This is a picture of a "fake tree" cell tower about 3/4 mile west of my house. It's situated next to an interstate than runs north/south.  AT&T tech support said they are using this tower.  Is it possible to tell from the antenna's shape what kind of signal it uses? LTE? 5G? 4G?  Facing south there's one shaped like a flat panel at the top and two below it that are quasi-cylindrical. 

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1 year ago

What the shape might tell an antenna expert is what frequency range is in use by that antenna. Since 4G/LTE and 5G use many of the same frequencies, it won’t necessarily tell you which and both 4G/LTE and 5G networks could be supported through an antenna.

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