Base station survey - Sandringham VIC
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.
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
Mobile Carriers Forum (MCF) - Radio Frequency National Site Archive website. Login as a guest and search for site number 3191006.
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
|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.
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.
|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|
|Location number||Photo||Distance to antennas|
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.