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amBOFH
 Post subject: Cellular Ant. locations and distance
Posted: Fri May 28, 2004 7:29 am 
So, mabye someone out there could help me out.
Does anyone know what the average distance for a cellular ant. is.
and yes, i know that terrain, power and height all play into it.
And then, is there a place to go that will show who uses what towers where. (not just cellular) I couldn't find anything on FCC pages.

just a geek looking for better service.


 
  
 
Mark
 Post subject: antenna typical
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:08 pm 
I have found that a 150-ft typical cellsite talks about 4 miles.......
There are many variables, so take it with a grain of salt!


 
  
 
Chris
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:58 pm 
In any cellular network be it GSM, CDMA or WLAN, there is a tradeoff between quality (ie BER) and capacity. You add more users (means more $), then you better make sure your frequency plan has minimal interference (ie good quality).


 
  
 
Guest
 Post subject: Cell Towers
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:45 am 
Go to a tower providers site, like Crown Castle, Pinnacle
Many show where there towers are, that they then lease
to the providers.

Here's one link:

[url]http://www.crowncastle.com/sitelocator.shtml

:roll: [/url]


 
  
 
STS
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:09 pm 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:28 pm
Posts: 1
The freq also plays a large part in it. As well as beam width.


 
   
 
bbm
 Post subject: I know this problem///.....
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:52 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:38 am
Posts: 1
chek talgat.zap3x.com, may be you`ll found that what you need


 
   
 
mcloud_30
 Post subject: Re: Cellular Ant. locations and distance
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:41 pm 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:35 pm
Posts: 1
Location: Philippines
[quote="amBOFH"]So, mabye someone out there could help me out.
Does anyone know what the average distance for a cellular ant. is.
and yes, i know that terrain, power and height all play into it.
And then, is there a place to go that will show who uses what towers where. (not just cellular) I couldn't find anything on FCC pages.

just a geek looking for better service.[/quote]

Hi amBOFH, average ht of cellular antennas in City proper is around 25m. Using a panel antenna with a gain on 17dbi, it gives you roughly 250 to 300 meters. Its using an 1800 spectrum. Hope it helps. - mcloud_30



Posted  11/12/2012