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Topic # 27312 21-Oct-2008 21:00
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Driving through Papanui, i noticed a grey cell mast perched right on the site of the PAP telephone exchange (On Papanui Road, near the Blighs corner). 
Has anyone else noticed this? It does't look active yet as a side panel has thick black cables hanging out.




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Reply # 172616 21-Oct-2008 21:11
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Have you a photo NZcoms sites stand out like dogs bits

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  Reply # 172631 21-Oct-2008 21:57
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Either NZComms or Telecom doing something with the panels on top of westfield chartwell. I have a feeling it was telecom though, since they were placed below the existing panels.

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  Reply # 172729 22-Oct-2008 11:36
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There is a new one going up in Churtonpark Wellington.Wonder if Jville or Newlands has one yet..


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  Reply # 172742 22-Oct-2008 12:04
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jermsie: Driving through Papanui, i noticed a grey cell mast perched right on the site of the PAP telephone exchange (On Papanui Road, near the Blighs corner). 
Has anyone else noticed this? It does't look active yet as a side panel has thick black cables hanging out.


If it's on a Telecom site it'd be fairly safe to assume that it's a Telecom site, not a NZ Comms one.

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  Reply # 172746 22-Oct-2008 12:15
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Though they are colocating with both Telecom and Vodafone.

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  Reply # 172753 22-Oct-2008 12:33
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jermsie: Driving through Papanui, i noticed a grey cell mast perched right on the site of the PAP telephone exchange (On Papanui Road, near the Blighs corner).?
Has anyone else noticed this? It does't look active yet as a side panel has thick black cables hanging out.


If it's on a Telecom site it'd be fairly safe to assume that it's a Telecom site, not a NZ Comms one.




I know a Vodafone site out West Auckland in the Telecom exchange carpark



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  Reply # 172775 22-Oct-2008 14:15
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Over the weekend, I saw Chorus were working on a new cell tower at Church Corner (in fact on the spot where Mitre 10 is) in Christchurch.




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  Reply # 173799 27-Oct-2008 01:30
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johnr: Have you a photo NZcoms sites stand out like dogs bits



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  Reply # 173806 27-Oct-2008 08:09
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That does not look like NZ coms

Can you see the BTS? when closer up

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  Reply # 173819 27-Oct-2008 09:47
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it is telecom, that is also the telecom papanui exchange

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  Reply # 173821 27-Oct-2008 10:00
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The NZ Comms tower Antennae are a bit stockier then the telecom antennas. To me the aerals are a bit shorter then the telecom ones. and usually they have a sticker on it saying its NZ Comms.

After doing some research, lately i have noticed since the new CEO has taken hold NZ Comms has gone very quiet. So much so that i have even noticed they are switching of the broadcast on their cell towers. Perhaps they want to have a sneaky entrance...


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  Reply # 173857 27-Oct-2008 14:39
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A NZ Comms cellsite should look like this.







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  Reply # 173884 27-Oct-2008 17:51
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nz comms have short antennas, about 1.3 m long max (from what i've seen so far). and are normally shrouded in public areas and use a microwave link (like vodafone, that's what the two tubes sticking out are for to mount in the photo above)

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  Reply # 173919 27-Oct-2008 19:45
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A photo of another NZ Communications cellsite which is located at Trentham by the racecourse.

Appears to be a 2G site with three GSM 900 MHZ panels and microwave dish.





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  Reply # 173951 27-Oct-2008 21:21
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ir1141: nz comms have short antennas, about 1.3 m long max (from what i've seen so far). and are normally shrouded in public areas and use a microwave link (like vodafone, that's what the two tubes sticking out are for to mount in the photo above)


When you say microwave link, I thought most of them used fibre backbone....

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