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GSM/UMTS setup

This site is used by 3 providers. O2 has a GSM 900/1800 setup here, T-Mobile joins the fray with GSM 1800/UMTS 2100 and 3 ("Three") UK provides UMTS 2100 here.

GSM/UMTS setup
ShoresGuy, Oct 9, 2005
London, UK
Location / Street Address:
Edgware Road
Landmarks or cross street:
ZIP Code:
W2 1-
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Overall Height (in feet):
71 meters
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
Carrier on 2nd highest antenna:
Carrier on 3rd highest antenna:
    • Gamer03
      Wow, that is a tall building.

      I bet you were receiving a full signal from that tower. ;)
    • ShoresGuy
      Yup the antennas are mounted 70 meters (230 feet) above the street.
    • Gamer03
      Wow. Now that is a tall site?

      What is the tallest site you have been at?
    • ShoresGuy
      Good question, for the moment I would have to say this one. There is a building in Cologne which could top that but I'd have to get a pic of it and see. The reason why the measurements for the British towers are so precise is because OfCom (their version of the FCC) gives exact details about the height of all towers and exact maps of their locations.

      http://www.sitefinder.radio.gov.uk/frame_map.htm (Enter SW3 6NA as a search criteria), then once the results are displayed select "Click Map to: Display Base Station Details (the blue triangles)" and then you'll see a popup window with details of that BST.
    • Gamer03
      Wow!! :eek:

      I wish the FCC did that. :(
    • ShoresGuy
      I know but think of how many more towers there are in the US than in the UK :D.
    • Gamer03

      It would take people hours upon hours to search through all of them. ;)
    • ShoresGuy
      Not unless you knew what exactly you were looking for, in the UK the postal code can be used to determine a very precise tower location since in London for instance SW3 refers to the borough of Kensington/Chelsea and 6NA refers to the 1 or 2 block radius where I lived. The last number and 2 letter combination changes every few blocks so you can pinpoint a location that way.
    • Gamer03
      Yes, I agree with you.

      But if you were using it for the first time, then it would take several hours unless you knew someone that knew how to use it. ;)
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    Europe (EU)
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  • Ground Level Altitude (in feet):
    65 meters
    Cell ID (CID) or ASR# or FCC#:

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