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Topic # 86734 12-Jul-2011 23:11
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im attempting to get reception at our bach on west coast northland, currently we get nothing on vodafone but very marginal on telecom CDMA enough to send a txt but nothing else.  Am putting together a yagi and mounting on roof.  Before I mount the thing, im assuming the celltowers are radiating vertical?  Not using circular are they?

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  Reply # 492997 13-Jul-2011 17:50
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Depends on the cellsite.

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  Reply # 493001 13-Jul-2011 17:56
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Narrow down West Coast Northland?

Search on the vodafone.co.nz site RBI and this will show some upcoming RBI build

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  Reply # 493007 13-Jul-2011 18:13
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johnr: Narrow down West Coast Northland?

Search on the vodafone.co.nz site RBI and this will show some upcoming RBI build

According to this map:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/about/media-centre/rural-broadband-initiative/coverage/

There is no RBI build slated for Northland within the next 12 months.  I'd love it if there was!





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  Reply # 493022 13-Jul-2011 19:05
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As I understand it, its just using the 900mhz 3G technology they have now.

The antenna I saw at the fielddays for it was set vertical 

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  Reply # 493033 13-Jul-2011 19:32
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Cellsites are typically always vertical polarity.

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  Reply # 493034 13-Jul-2011 19:32
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grant_k:
johnr: Narrow down West Coast Northland?

Search on the vodafone.co.nz site RBI and this will show some upcoming RBI build

According to this map:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/about/media-centre/rural-broadband-initiative/coverage/

There is no RBI build slated for Northland within the next 12 months.  I'd love it if there was!


Interestingly based on the above map my house in Waimauku isn't covered by the  RBI roll out.

Anyone know of a similar map for UBI?




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.



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  Reply # 493128 13-Jul-2011 23:11
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thanks, the location of our bach is at the small settlement of "Glinks Gully". Will set the antenna to vertical.

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  Reply # 494829 18-Jul-2011 15:48
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A Geekzone user, BarTender, has used RSM data to build a map of NZs cellphone tower. You can find them here.

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