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  Reply # 462321 26-Apr-2011 05:36 Send private message

BarTender:
andrewcnz:
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eXDee: In more than one location in Hamilton, these are pointing to existing sites which i believe are Vodafone sites?
Sharing the towers more than i thought...


These are Microwave sites, so may or may not necessarily be "future" cellsite locations since they could be bouncing a microwave link off an existing site.  But you would assume these site's are coloates ;)

TNZ COLOCATE CAMERON ROAD (BOP-023-015-A)
VNZ COLOCATE PAPAMOA NORTH (BOP-023-018-B)

Time will tell.


The Telecom tower is a large old school microwave link site(dish removed many years ago) in Tauranga south a quite tall lattice structure. Telecom have a cell site at the very top(CDMA/WCDMA) and Vodafone have equipment half way up and at bottom(3G 2100). A logical 2degrees site for central avenues coverage. 

The other site is a newer Vodafone tower with a mono pole design with a lattice extension at top. Vodafone gear at top with a decent gap below for other equipment.   


I think I found the Telecom Tower

And the Google Maps all sites shows the Vodafone 36279 site more accurately than the Telecom location 15700.

I've e-mailed RSM folks and ask them why they don't re-using their existing locationids so people (ie me) know when they have Co-located services.


Yeah thats the Telecom site, the Vodafone site is not on Google maps(pictures are too old).



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  Reply # 463449 28-Apr-2011 17:43 Send private message

When I drove past today I noticed that "cup" like feature at the bottom of the panels going around the mast, if I remember I'll try to get a better photo this weekend



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  Reply # 463805 29-Apr-2011 18:40 Send private message

Happened to be stuck in traffic this arvo, just wish the iphone had zoom!

 

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  Reply # 464460 2-May-2011 13:02 Send private message

IMHO the microwave dish mounts are very 2degrees-ish, with that many mounts its probably a minihub site linking to others so look out for multiple 3/600mm antennas. The main backhaul trans site for HN probably isnt built yet hence why no dish and not on air/integrated.
Was much talk back in the day of loosing the Argus panel antennas (like in WGTN/AKL/CHC) replacing with Kathrein panels, lower profile, taller, look more like VF because of this.

DjShadow: Happened to be stuck in traffic this arvo, just wish the iphone had zoom!

 



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  Reply # 470674 18-May-2011 17:33 Send private message

Saw some new stuff today, the tower above now has a microwave dish on it pointing to Waikato Hospital

The Vodafone site near me (Nawton GSM/UMTS2100) has new panels on it so I assume this is co-location:

 

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  Reply # 470956 19-May-2011 09:43

Are you saying that those new and smaller panels are new? It seems odd that 2degrees would implement less gain/bandwidth than vodafone. Unless their new panels are that much better?




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  Reply # 470968 19-May-2011 10:15 Send private message

I'm not sure, I only noticed those new ones on the top when driving home yesterday (unless more are going up today)
They do look smaller than the other 2 sites I've seen but the Nawton one is only around 1km from the Forrest Lake site that has bigger panels on it 

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  Reply # 470995 19-May-2011 11:06 Send private message

There's a site on top of the knox/hood street parking building now. I can see it from work.

Any idea when they go operational?

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  Reply # 471573 20-May-2011 13:50 Send private message

Are the new towers related to the loss of 3G signal in Hamilton the past week or so?

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  Reply # 471581 20-May-2011 14:03 Send private message

kyhwana2: Are the new towers related to the loss of 3G signal in Hamilton the past week or so?


Hi, can you PM your MSISDN, handset make/model/SW version and location so we can look into this. Thanks

^POB

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  Reply # 471605 20-May-2011 15:04 Send private message

kyhwana2: Are the new towers related to the loss of 3G signal in Hamilton the past week or so?


Can you let me know if your 3G signal is still dropping?

^POB

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  Reply # 471679 20-May-2011 17:48 Send private message

2DegreesCare:
kyhwana2: Are the new towers related to the loss of 3G signal in Hamilton the past week or so?


Can you let me know if your 3G signal is still dropping?

^POB


Hmm, seems to be all OK now. Well, I can access the 0.facebook.com over UMTS only now.




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  Reply # 471750 20-May-2011 21:25 Send private message

Just had another looks at the RSM database, the Ward St Hub (top of centre place tower) have got a registered frequency for GSM and UMTS2100, anyone able to find anything when doing a network scan?

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  Reply # 471988 21-May-2011 19:14 Send private message

Drove past what appears to be a new one on the corner of Forest Lake rd and Te Rapa rd.

Not sure if its related just thought id share. 

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  Reply # 472023 21-May-2011 22:10 Send private message

2DegreesCare:
kyhwana2: Are the new towers related to the loss of 3G signal in Hamilton the past week or so?


Can you let me know if your 3G signal is still dropping?

^POB

Earlier in the week, up until thursday at least 3 mates had mobile data totally unusable on their U8150 IDEOS, it appears the problem is fixed now though. Will get more detail if they have issues. 

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