Base station survey - Maidstone VIC

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. 559% 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 0.179% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

The Environmental EME Report for this site (dated 12/01/2010) lists the maximum EME level as 0.47% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

Base station address: 31A Hampstead Road, Maidstone VIC (See in Google maps). These measurements were taken on Friday 4 and Monday 7 May 2012.

Details of this installation are available by visiting the  Mobile Carriers Forum (MCF) - Radio Frequency National Site Archive website. Login as a guest and search for site number 3012003.

Detailed Results: RF EME from this base station

This table lists the range of RF EME values from the services present at this site measured at the location with the highest average value. An explanation of this table is here.

Operator/Service Frequency Band Location Low Power
[mW/m2]
Full Power
[mW/m2]
Limit
[mW/m2]
Percentage
of Limit[%]
Telstra WCDMA 870 - 890 MHz 5 0.669 - 1.642 7.338 - 18.000 4250 0.173 - 0.424
Telstra GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 1 1.020 - 5.595 3.059 - 16.786 4500 0.068 - 0.373
Telstra GSM1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 1 0.245 - 0.388 0.490 - 0.776 9000 0.005 - 0.009
Combined 1 2.218 - 6.613 12.883 - 25.050   0.290 - 0.559

This table lists the range of RF EME values for each of the mobile phone downlink bands measured at location 1. An explanation of this table is here.

 

Frequency
Band
Services Measured
[mW/m2]
Limit
[mW/m2]
Percentage
of Limit[%]
870 - 890 MHz WCDMA850 0.652 - 1.441 4250 0.015 - 0.034
935 - 960 MHz GSM900 1.498 - 6.686 4500 0.033 - 0.149
1805 - 1880 MHz GSM1800 0.992 - 1.520 9000 0.011 - 0.017
2110 - 2170 MHz UMTS2100 0.009 - 0.019 10000 < 0.001
Combined 8.476 - 21.562   0.069 - 0.179

Measurement locations - click to enlarge

Location number Photo Distance to antennas
n/a Antenna location n/a
1 Location 1 measurement location 100 m
2 Location 2 measurement location 65 m
3 Location 3 measurement location 72 m
4 Location 4 measurement location 69 m
5 Location 5 measurement location 130 m

Footnote:

For this base station the measurement of demodulated pilot signals of the spread-spectrum technologies (CDMA, UMTS or WCDMA) was not performed. Extrapolation was done assuming that only the pilot signal was present when in fact a mixture of pilot and traffic signals contributed to the measured value. This assumption leads to over-estimates of the actual RF EME levels, typically by a factor of 2 to 5.

Further details may be obtained in the ARPANSA commentary on base station RF survey results.