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  # 2342534 23-Oct-2019 17:28
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kiwirock:

 

ZollyMonsta:

 

DjShadow:

 

Would the likes of Spark, Voda, 2D or even a WISP be interested in buying it?

 

 

 

 

An opportunity for someone to throw a dipole on it and rebroadcast The Cheese in Invercargill on FM ;-)

 

 

That site isn't too shabby that covers the more wealthy end of town :) A dipole would be too ugly on that pole though.

 

The first thing that crossed my mind was how to make a 107.3 j-pole more aesthetically pleasing instead of those sectors. That microwave antenna is almost in-line with where I live in the next suburb.

 

I'm down in a dip near Bay Road so 107.3 doesn't go far. 

 

 

 

 

Ahh so your near all the 3 cell sites in prestonville, Do you get good coverage? I live in hargest and the closest spark tower is at the racecourse and most of the time around the house i get 1 bar and often no service at all. I've tryed 2d since their tower is closer but marginally better :)


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  # 2342547 23-Oct-2019 17:55
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kiwirock:

Although your FLAC feed does sound quite nice through a 7-band processor :)



No doubt sounds better than my compellor and dominator :)




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


 
 
 
 


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  # 2342558 23-Oct-2019 18:11
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halper86:

kiwirock:


ZollyMonsta:


DjShadow:


Would the likes of Spark, Voda, 2D or even a WISP be interested in buying it?



 


An opportunity for someone to throw a dipole on it and rebroadcast The Cheese in Invercargill on FM ;-)



That site isn't too shabby that covers the more wealthy end of town :) A dipole would be too ugly on that pole though.


The first thing that crossed my mind was how to make a 107.3 j-pole more aesthetically pleasing instead of those sectors. That microwave antenna is almost in-line with where I live in the next suburb.


I'm down in a dip near Bay Road so 107.3 doesn't go far. 


 



Ahh so your near all the 3 cell sites in prestonville, Do you get good coverage? I live in hargest and the closest spark tower is at the racecourse and most of the time around the house i get 1 bar and often no service at all. I've tryed 2d since their tower is closer but marginally better :)



All three networks have the same issue all the way from racecourse all through towards Windsor.

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# 2342576 23-Oct-2019 18:44
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kiwirock:

 

nakedmolerat: I'm just surprised to learn that a few geekzoners are from Invercargill!

 

It's nice being a 5 minute drive from anywhere :) Not a great place to fight boredom though.

 

 

Gotta be better than Greymouth (where I'm from). At least there's things to do in Invercargill.




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  # 2342580 23-Oct-2019 18:48
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Yes that site isn't far away.

 

The Spark signal at my place is 3 of 4 bars from it, but I have a few transmitters sitting around here, so it'd probably be 4 bars if they were all off.

 

 

 

 




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  # 2342586 23-Oct-2019 19:06
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muppet:

 

Can anyone tell me the exact location of that site?  Also out of interest is the fence hard to climb over and do you know if any security guards patrol at all?  How visable is the site from the road and/or surrounding bushes?  Would a man dressed in a large pink chicken costume appear out of place at the site?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

lol maybe up the pole, it would look a little out of place. A few feet away is a very large public park though. However, foot traffic involves a lot of students at Boys High School, in saying that, they'd be happy to dye a chicken pink.

 

The fence beside the cabinet is the high school rectors office. That just sounds not very inviting!


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  # 2342589 23-Oct-2019 19:37
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kiwirock:

Yes that site isn't far away.


The Spark signal at my place is 3 of 4 bars from it, but I have a few transmitters sitting around here, so it'd probably be 4 bars if they were all off.


 


 



@Kiwirock bars mean next to nothing with 4G

 
 
 
 


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  # 2342592 23-Oct-2019 19:54
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all 3 providers are reasonably dense around that site..

 

 

 

if anything i'd expect spark or 2d would take up the site for an infill tower.. I've got no insider details on it, but i'd suspect there is alot more cost in taking over that tower than is worthwhile. 





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  # 2342680 23-Oct-2019 21:21
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Enquire with the council if it still has consent (or easement...pardon my attempt at legal speak), to be located where it is or did that consent get revoked when it was 'abandoned'.

 

You could cry the visual pollution of an 'no longer consented tower'.


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  # 2342713 23-Oct-2019 22:16
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Stick a fat antenna up with a 5G label on it and pole will be gone by lunchtime :)




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  # 2342728 24-Oct-2019 00:49
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hio77:

 

all 3 providers are reasonably dense around that site..

 

 

 

if anything i'd expect spark or 2d would take up the site for an infill tower.. I've got no insider details on it, but i'd suspect there is alot more cost in taking over that tower than is worthwhile. 

 

 

I wouldn't imagine any of them would want to put a tower there. All 3 providers have their own towers not far from there at all. Maybe would have been a good location prior to them building the towers a couple years back





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  # 2342729 24-Oct-2019 00:53
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halper86:

 

kiwirock:

 

ZollyMonsta:

 

DjShadow:

 

Would the likes of Spark, Voda, 2D or even a WISP be interested in buying it?

 

 

 

 

An opportunity for someone to throw a dipole on it and rebroadcast The Cheese in Invercargill on FM ;-)

 

 

That site isn't too shabby that covers the more wealthy end of town :) A dipole would be too ugly on that pole though.

 

The first thing that crossed my mind was how to make a 107.3 j-pole more aesthetically pleasing instead of those sectors. That microwave antenna is almost in-line with where I live in the next suburb.

 

I'm down in a dip near Bay Road so 107.3 doesn't go far. 

 

 

 

 

Ahh so your near all the 3 cell sites in prestonville, Do you get good coverage? I live in hargest and the closest spark tower is at the racecourse and most of the time around the house i get 1 bar and often no service at all. I've tryed 2d since their tower is closer but marginally better :)

 

 

I used to live in Waihopai street, and just being slightly down the hill and all the trees in that street was enough to know a good chunk of all providers signal out inside the house. Put your phone in the wrong spot on the couch and no signal. But go up to Layard and no issues at all. Also lived in Lamond St East across from Hargest (the school) and had no issues there. The joys of cell signal haha 





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  # 2342939 24-Oct-2019 11:48
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funnyfela:

 

I used to live in Waihopai street, and just being slightly down the hill and all the trees in that street was enough to know a good chunk of all providers signal out inside the house. Put your phone in the wrong spot on the couch and no signal. But go up to Layard and no issues at all. Also lived in Lamond St East across from Hargest (the school) and had no issues there. The joys of cell signal haha 

 

 

I live on Kowhai Avenue and it is a bit of a dip too, However at James hargest senior i can get 4 bars easily


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  # 2342989 24-Oct-2019 12:55
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coffeebaron: Stick a fat antenna up with a 5G label on it and pole will be gone by lunchtime :)

 

 

 

There were a lot of complaints when Spark put their one up behind the video store in Windsor a few years back


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  # 2342993 24-Oct-2019 12:56
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halper86:

 

funnyfela:

 

I used to live in Waihopai street, and just being slightly down the hill and all the trees in that street was enough to know a good chunk of all providers signal out inside the house. Put your phone in the wrong spot on the couch and no signal. But go up to Layard and no issues at all. Also lived in Lamond St East across from Hargest (the school) and had no issues there. The joys of cell signal haha 

 

 

I live on Kowhai Avenue and it is a bit of a dip too, However at James hargest senior i can get 4 bars easily

 

 

 

 

The tower triangle in Sydney Street is good, great coverage from all networks


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