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Topic # 55251 26-Dec-2009 23:39
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I live in Kaiapoi and was standing under the Telecom cellular tower.

I looked at the signal strength on my CDMA phone which showed only 2-3 bars. I would have thought, given the proximity to the tower, I should be getting a full strength signal.

Also noticed is that some towers seem to have 2 types of antennae which I have assumed is for the 2 types of networks Telecom has - correct me if I'm wrong.


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  Reply # 285367 27-Dec-2009 07:35
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Standing under a tower can be the worst place for coverage. Panels radiate RF signals outwards, not downwards.

There are various types of panels and aerials in use depending on the site, location and the technology.

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