Santa Rosa Cell Tower Specs

Cell Tower Specifications are being gathered from the City of Santa Rosa and will be published here.

What is the transmit radius of the antenna at each Verizon cell site that is 15–50 feet from your home in Santa Rosa?

Short Answer: estimated at 3–6 miles . . . with RF Microwave radiation transmitting through your home (and you!) on the way . . . 24/7/365 for as long as you live there.

 

Amphenol Antenna & Ericcson Radio Specs

Note: We need from Nexius/Verizon the data sheet/specs for the Ericcson radios at each site in order to refine the estimated transmission radius estimates. All Verizon cell sites are equipped with

  1. Ericcson Remote Radio Unit 11 to generate 696-960 MHz
  2. Ericcson Remote Radio Unit 32 to generate 1695 to 2700 MHz
  3. Ericcson Remote Radio Unit 32 to generate 1695 to 2700 MHz

Think of a home theater/stereo set up: the stereo receiver provides the variable power to the speakers. You can turn the volume up or down to suit the need (soothing dinner music or loud dance music). The higher the power, the louder the music and the farther away neighbors can hear it.

Similarly, the Ericcson Remote Radio Units provides the variable power to the Amphenol antennas. The higher the power, the more intense the pulsed, data-modulated, RadioFrequency Microwave radiation and the farther away it will be transmitted.

The difference is that you can turn off your stereo at night to achieve the auditory quiet you need for sleep. Unless properly regulated by the City of Santa Rosa, you will never be able to to turn off the cell tower next to your house — it will blast away at full-power 24/7/365 so you will not be able achieve the electromagnetic quiet your brains need in order to produce melatonin and full restful, healing sleep states — one of the many immediate, measuable biological effects of being forced to live near a cell tower.

Power Input/Output

For both antennas, the input power is (2 connectors × 500 W) + (4 connectors x 300 W) = 2,200 Watts, but the antenna gains are different between the 48 in. and 24 in. antennas.

Note: From Kevin Hietpas, Amphenol Product Support (815-381-7817), a 3 dBi antenna gain difference means double the power output and twice the transmission distance.

Amphenol CUUT360X12: Antenna gain (48" tall)

Estimating 6 mile transmission radius (12 mile diameter, 113 square mile area)

  • 696-806 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 8.6 ± 0.9 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)
  • 806-960 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 9.1 ± 0.6 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)
  • 1695-1880 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 12.0 ± 0.7 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)
  • 1850-1990 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 11.7 ± 0.7 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)
  • 1920-2200 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 10.9 ± 0.8 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)
  • 2300-2700 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 10.1 ± 2.4 (roughly 3 dbi more than 24 in. antenna)

Amphenol CUUT360X06 Antenna gain (24" tall)

Estimating 3 mile transmission radius (6 mile diameter, 28 square mile area)

  • 696-806 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 6.3 ± 2.0
  • 824-960 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 5.6 ± 1.4
  • 1695-1880 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 9.2 ± 1.8
  • 1850-1990 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 9.3 ± 2.8
  • 1920-2200 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 9.5 ± 2.4
  • 2300-2700 MHz has dBi Antenna gain of 9.6 ± 3.0

Santa Rosa’s Cell Tower Plans

Scientists For Wired Technology’s first information request was about week after the devastating 10/8/17 Santa Rosa fires — after we learned that 77 cell towers failed in the first hours of the Oct 2017 fires in northern Camclifornia.

Macro Cell Phone Towers on City of Santa Rosa owned properties:

On 10/17/17 @ 10:46 am, Jill Scott emailed to member of the public; cc: Gabe Osburn, Sandi Bliss

Below is a list of [12] Macro cell tower sites that exist on City [of Santa Rosa] owned properties, that you have requested. Someone else will follow up with [so-called] "Small Cell" [cell phone tower] sites, shortly.

I wanted to clarify that these are cell sites on City Property. If you wanted all cell sites in the City, you would need to contact the individual providers for that information.

AT&T (3)

  1. Doyle Park – 1700 Hoen Ave.
  2. 4900 Sonoma Highway
  3. R4B-4177 Chanate Rd, Fountaingrove; APN 173-390-019 cell antenna & equipment (monopine)

New Cellular Wireless (1)

  1. Bennett Valley Golf Course

T-Mobile (6)

  1. 2126 West College Ave.
  2. R4B-4177 Chanate Rd, Fountaingrove; APN 173-390-019 cell antenna & equipment (monopine)
  3. R5 – 3884 Skyfarm Drive, Fountaingrove; APN 173-76-035 (cell antenna on tank & ground equipment)
  4. R17 – 2201 Newgate Court, Fountaingrove; APN 173-500-055 (cell antenna on tank & ground equipment)
  5. R17 Reservoir – 2201 Newgate Court APN 173-500-055
  6. R5 – 3884 Skyfarm Dr, Fountaingrove APN 173-76-035

Verizon (2)

  1. R17 – 2201 Newgate Court, Fountaingrove; APN 173-500-055 (cell antenna on tank & ground equipment)
  2. R17 Reservoir – 2201 Newgate Court APN 173-500-055

Jill Scott | Real Property Manager
Santa Rosa Water | 35 Stony Point Rd | Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Work (707) 543-4246 | Cell (707) 339-1526 | jscott@srcity.org

Note: No one else from the City of Santa Rosa “followed up with [so-called] "Small Cell" [cell phone tower] sites, shortly.” In fact, it took a California public records request to get the City of Santa Rosa to respond with any accurate, substantial information about these 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cell phone towers planned for Santa Rosa’s residential zones.

So-Called “Small Cell” Cell Phone Towers in Santa Rosa’s Public Rights of Way:

Verizon Wireless and the installers of these 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cell phone towers in Santa Rosa’s residential zones: Nexius, Velex and Phase 3 Communications. I received some information from Brett Windham from Nexius on 1/31/18 regarding 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cell phone towers installed in front of 721 Link Lane in Santa Rosa.

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Information received from Nexius on 1/31/18:

  • Nexius, Verizon’s contractor, painted the on-pole equipment brown to attempt to "blend in" with the pole
  • The electrical box on the sidewalk remains off-white
  • The 40′ high pole in front of 721 Link Lane will be extended in height to 52′, the top 4′ being a 48" high antenna (Amphenol CUUT360X12/Fxyz0)
  • The antenna will be powered by three Ericcson radios (two RRU-32’s for 1695 to 2700 MHz and one RRU-11 for 696-960 MHz)
  • In the metal cabinet are a fiber-to-radio interface, several rectifiers (AC-to-DC converter) and a some unknown number of Nickel Cadmium batteries (not Lithium Ion Batteries, as we suspected)
  • On the pole, resides an electrical meter box, which will most likely be equipped with a smart meter (provided by PG&E), the three /erricson radios and a bunch of cabling
  • The antenna will be installed by the end of February
  • The fiber optic cable won’t be installed at this time, so
  • The Microwave transmitting antennas won’t be powered on until about May, 2018 (a best guess)