Base station survey - Sunbury 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 1.311% 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 0.190% of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure.

Base station address: This site consisted of three separate base stations in close proximity, located on The Heights, Jackson’s Hill Estate, Sunbury VIC. These measurements were taken on Friday 13 July and Tuesday 24 July 2012.

Base station address
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RFNSA
site number
Environmental EME Reports
Date maximum EME level
The Heights (Vodafone) 3429002 8/06/2010 0.58%
The Heights (Optus) 3429003 22/06/2012 0.21%
The Heights (Telstra) 3429007 23/12/2011 1.77%


The Environmental EME Reports for the three sites list the maximum EME level as a percentage of the ARPANSA Standard limit for public exposure as shown in the table above.

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 numbers listed in the table above.

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 1 0.089 - 0.276 0.889 - 2.756 4500 0.020 - 0.061
Optus WCDMA900 935 - 960 MHz 3 0.043 - 0.070 0.087 - 0.141 4500 0.002 - 0.003
Optus UMTS2100 2110 - 2170 MHz 1 0.030 - 0.079 0.303 - 0.789 10000 0.003 - 0.008
Telstra WCDMA850 870 - 890 MHz 1 0.436 - 2.675 5.484 - 33.677 4250 0.129 - 0.792
Telstra GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 1 1.375 - 4.245 5.496 - 16.973 4500 0.122 - 0.377
Telstra GSM1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 1 0.028 - 0.038 0.111 - 0.149 9000 0.001 - 0.002
Telstra UMTS2100 2110 - 2170 MHz 4 0.089 - 0.661 1.126 - 8.320 10000 0.011 - 0.083
VHA WCDMA850 870 - 890 MHz 1 0.035 - 0.191 0.347 - 1.913 4250 0.008 - 0.045
Vodafone GSM900 935 - 960 MHz 1 0.169 - 0.365 0.678 - 1.461 4500 0.015 - 0.032
Vodafone GSM1800 1805 - 1880 MHz 1 0.018 - 0.027 0.061 - 0.099 9000 0.001 - 0.001
Vodafone UMTS2100 2110 - 2170 MHz 1 0.040 - 0.097 0.398 - 0.971 10000 0.004 - 0.010
Combined 1 2.778 - 7.865 17.999 - 58.275   0.370 - 1.311

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 WCDMA 0.483 - 2.798 4250 0.011 - 0.066
935 - 960 MHz GSM & WCMDA 2.315 - 5.389 4500 0.051 - 0.120
1805 - 1880 MHz GSM & LTE 0.139 - 0.270 9000 0.002 - 0.003
2110 - 2170 MHz UMTS 0.153 - 0.348 10000 0.002 - 0.003
Combined 3.308 - 8.632   0.068 - 0.190

Measurement locations - click to enlarge

Location number Photo Distance to antennas
n/a Antenna location n/a
1 Location 1 measurement location 50 m
2 Location 2 measurement location 210 m
3 Location 3 measurement location 310 m
4 Location 4 measurement location 250 m
5 Location 5 measurement location 490 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