Base station survey - Sandringham 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 0.505% 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 0.071% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

The Environmental EME Report for this site (dated 15/01/2007) lists the maximum EME level as 1.027% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

Base station address: 48 Bay Road, Sandringham VIC (See in Google maps). These measurements were taken on Thursday, 5 & Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Note that the antennas are located out of sight within the brown cross and in the supports beneath the green crosses.

Details of this installation are available by visiting the
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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[%]
Optus GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 2 0.031 - 0.077 0.061 - 0.154 4500 0.001 - 0.003
Optus UMTS 2100 - 2170 MHz 3 1.618 - 3.085 16.180 - 30.848 10000 0.162 - 0.308
Telstra WCDMA 870 - 890 MHz 1 0.298 - 0.930 3.475 - 10.849 4250 0.082 - 0.255
Telstra GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 2 0.039 - 0.106 0.078 - 0.211 4500 0.002 - 0.005
Vodafone UMTS 2100 - 2170 MHz 3 1.090 - 1.469 10.902 - 14.688 10000 0.109 - 0.147
Combined 3 3.233 - 4.496 32.514 - 45.357   0.365 - 0.505

Note: The reported values for the UMTS and WCDMA services in this table are over-estimates due to the measurement techniques used at this site. See footnote for more information.

Detailed Results: RF EME from all nearby base stations

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 CDMA & WCDMA 0.379 - 1.125 4250 0.009 - 0.026
935 - 960 MHz GSM900 0.238 - 0.362 4500 0.005 - 0.008
1805 - 1880 MHz GSM1800 <0.001 9000 <0.001
2100 - 2170 MHz UMTS 0.929 - 3.983 10000 0.009 - 0.040
Combined 2.167 - 5.324   0.033 - 0.071

Measurement locations - click to enlarge

Location number Photo Distance to antennas
n/a Antenna location n/a
1 Location 1 measurement location 106 m
2 Location 2 measurement location 51 m
3 Location 3 measurement location 49 m
4 Location 4 measurement location 74 m
5 Location 5 measurement location 267 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.