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Topic # 7429 14-Apr-2006 05:42
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I am checking out some wireless repeaters to enhance my signal at home.

The distributors need some information.

In my device I see band as

GSM band is EGSM + DCS 1800 and PCS1900 UMTS band is UMTS 2100

The distributors question is this : ..."If it's for New Zealand, we should know specific band width (used in New Zealand) among whole 1800MHz broad band. Vodafone N.Z. knows it. For example, Spain uses following band width among 1800MHz.

Downlink 1845~1880 (35MHz Bandwidth), Uplink 1750~1785 (35MHz) "....


Q: So what would this be for EACH OF my three bands, is there a tech sheet some were ???
EGSM + DCS 1800
PCS1900
UMTS 2100

Please post supporting evidence, link etc. If I do get a wireless toy I will post my findings. Most repeaters are GSM I think but knowing all the specifics for all bands arms me well when choosing a product,


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  Reply # 32988 14-Apr-2006 09:06
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Just be aware that using an "active" repeater of any sort for cellular in NZ is illegal without the consent of the spectrum owner (Vodafone in this case).

If you live in a poor coverage area there may be somebody on here who can put you onto the right people at Vodafone before you think about making a purchase. Importing a device like this could get the equipment confiscated - customs have the power to do this for any imported radio equipment that is not type certified so there could be a greater than average chance that such a device wouldn't even make it to you.


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Reply # 32989 14-Apr-2006 09:10
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Not only that, but according to the New Zealand Customs Services, on the matter of importing radio equipment into New Zealand:

"Before considering the purchase and importation of radio transmitters, cordless and cellular phones, and similar equipment, check with the Ministry of Economic Development’s Radio Spectrum Management Group that the devices meet New Zealand technical standards."

In other words: if you import and it interferes with any communications, you will be in for a big fine and administrative trouble.







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  Reply # 33022 14-Apr-2006 18:14
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There are already distributors of repeaters in NZ but they are at an enterprise level, not for home use.

So why all the fuss, whats the big deal.

But thanks for the links I will check it out first.

SO back to my question, can any one answer it ?


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  Reply # 33023 14-Apr-2006 19:19
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Digs: There are already distributors of repeaters in NZ but they are at an enterprise level, not for home use.

So why all the fuss, whats the big deal.



Because it's the law. That's the fuss. Running non type approved radio equipment, no matter what the brand or use, has the potential to cause significant problems. You will be heavily fined if you use radio equipment in NZ that is not approved for use.

If you check the Ministry of Economic Development website all the info you need is publically accessible in the spectrum register.




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  Reply # 33030 15-Apr-2006 06:14
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I went to the MOED site.

Could not find ..."publically accessible in the spectrum register."....

Could you please post the link to answer my question....


From the first post
Q: So what would this be for EACH OF my three bands, is there a tech sheet some were ???
EGSM + DCS 1800
PCS1900
UMTS 2100

Ps: Thanks for caring.

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  Reply # 33042 15-Apr-2006 13:37
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  Reply # 33075 16-Apr-2006 07:29
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Thanks, Unfortunately that just gives me the license number.

Vodafone Mobile Limited
134695

Could find specific band with details, will call them instead .

Thx for help.




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  Reply # 33375 19-Apr-2006 15:05
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After calling  them up and showing me how to use the search tool. It did have all the detail I require.Thx

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