Base station survey - Merewether, NSW

Maximum level of RF EME from this base station

The maximum level of RF EME from this base station (full power) determined from measurements at locations around this site was 0.268% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

Highest level of RF EME actually measured

The highest level of RF EME from all nearby base stations actually measured at a location near this site was 0.077% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

The Environmental EME Report for this site (dated 25/02/2013) lists the maximum EME level as 0.81% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

Base station address: Townson Oval, Mitchell Park, Merewether Street, Merewether NSW (See in Google maps: tower 1, tower 2). These measurements were taken on 28 and 29 May 2013.

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Detailed results: RF EME from this base station

Tables 1 and 2 below list the range of RF EME values from the services present at this site measured at the location with the highest average value. See Reporting the measurements for an explanation of table data.

Table 1: Range RF EME values at site from location with the highest average value

Operator/Service Frequency Band Location Low Power
[mW/m2]
Full Power
[mW/m2]
Limit
[mW/m2]
Percentage
of Limit[%]
Optus GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 2 0.102 - 0.935 0.205 - 1.869 4500 0.005 - 0.042
Optus WCDMA900 935 - 960 MHz 2 0.014 - 0.113 0.279 - 2.262 4500 0.006 - 0.050
Optus GSM1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 1 0.263 - 1.390 0.527 - 2.779 9000 0.006 - 0.031
Optus LTE1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 1 0.254 - 1.061 2.543 - 10.610 9000 0.028 - 0.118
Optus UMTS2100 2110 - 2170 MHz 1 0.096 - 0.363 0.964 - 3.635 10000 0.010 - 0.036
Telstra WCDMA850 870 – 890 MHz 2 0.031 - 0.078 0.540 - 1.359 4250 0.013 - 0.032
Telstra LTE1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 2 0.177 - 0.371 1.772 - 3.714 9000 0.020 - 0.041
Telstra UMTS2100 2110 - 2170 MHz 2 0.068 - 0.186 0.677 - 1.859 10000 0.007 - 0.019
Combined 1 1.481 - 3.539 10.026 - 21.520   0.136 - 0.26

Table 2: Range of RF EME values for each of the mobile phone downlink bands measured at location 1.

Frequency
Band
Services Measured
[mW/m2]
Limit
[mW/m2]
Percentage
of Limit [%]
870 – 890 MHz WCDMA 0.059 - 0.270 4250 0.001 - 0.006
935 - 960 MHz GSM & WCDMA 0.519 - 1.537 4500 0.012 - 0.034
1805 - 1880 MHz GSM & LTE 0.756 - 3.216 9000 0.008 - 0.036
2110 - 2170 MHz UMTS 0.721 - 1.338 10000 0.007 - 0.013
Combined 2.613 - 5.398   0.038 - 0.077

Measurement locations

Location number Photo Distance to antennas
n/a view of merewether antenna View full size image n/a
1 Location 1 measurement location View full size image 159 m
2 Location 2 measurement location View full size image 166 m
3 Location 3 measurement location View full size image 159 m
4 Location 4 measurement location View full size image 24 m
5 Location 5 measurement location View full size image 383 m