Next G, appears to be working........

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:20
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Just talking to Willem who is at Balgo -about 300km south of Halls Creek.

Maybe, just maybe, Telstra are getting their act together..

BTW Willem and party are on the way back, expecting to be at
Alice by the weekend and by all accounts have had one hell of a good time.

Cheers
Michael
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:44

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:44
Good to hear , I was sailing between Flinders Island (TAS) and Wilsons Prom over the weekend and had coverage most of the way using an external antenna.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:05

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:05
Dont expect any of the other telcos (foreign) to bother to provide a service. They only want the easy money from US. Its easy to jump on the Packer bandwagon of knocking the big T , but at least its ours.....cheers,
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:35

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:35
Hi Michael,

Do you know whether he took his trailer with him?

He did well if he did.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 06:59

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 06:59
Hi equinox,

Yes Willem took his trailer, only problem was with the frame that
the canopy sits over..bit of a reweld jobbie coming up I think.

I sure he will 'tell all' when he gets back home.

Cheers
Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 15:37

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 15:37
he he, G'day Michael,

i remember talking about that with him in his shed.....he was never proud of the welds but i am sure will do a better job over the next few weeks. good on him.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:22

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:22
They are putting up towers flat out. We now have one at work so next g actually outperforms GSM finally.
I have noticed full reception where previosly there was none/little in a few spots indicating new towers.
Seems to be there answer to inferior reception to CDMA is chuck up alot more towers
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Reply By: Gazal Champion - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:01

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:01
Hi Michael J,

Last Nov I was talking to a couple of Telstra contractors in Broken hill who were replacing the solar units on all the Telstra towers in the area out there and I asked them what was the story re Next G verses CDMA. They said that both CDMA and Next G were using the same antennae and because of that they had to balance the signal from both to 4 each watts up the stick.

The problem was that they could not increase the power of Next G till they were able to turn off CDMA. To do so would have meant blowing the outputs on the CDMA transmitters.

They have now turned off CDMA and upped the power for Next G and that is why it is working much better - according to them.

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