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Guide to finding Cell Tower location and 3G/4G services available.


Step 3.  Search the ACMA / RADCOM Website

The ACMA / RADCOM website has been updated with improved search functions.
You can now search for Mobile phone towers near your location by Latitude/Longitude or Postcode.
The Results can be filtered by Emissions Designator, Client Name (eg Telstra), Frequency and much more.
The  ACMA / RADCOM website is included below for your convenience. Click here to open in a new window

   
Fly to Your location on the search Map
Filter/Refine the results
acma.gov.au
  Register of Radiocommunications Licenses
ACMA-RADCOM
acma.gov.au
  Register of Radiocommunications Licenses
ACMA-RADCOM

3.1  Enter your GPS coordinates.
 a. Click the Zoom to Lat/Long or Postcode dropdown menu.
 b.
Select Lat/Long Decimal, (see now the reason for Step 1.1 above)
 c. Copy the Lat/Long coordinates from Google Earth into the boxes.
 d. Press GO!
 


Table 1.
Use this data to refine your search
3G Bands   Emissions Designators Common Name
Low Frequency
High Frequency
Telstra/Bigpond nextG
14M9G7W
14M9W7W
9M90W7W
9M90G7WEC
9M40W7WEC
4M90G7WEC
850MHz
824 MHz 890 MHz
Vodafone 3G
 4M80G7W--
Vodafone 3G+   TBA
Optus, Virgin 3G 3M84G7W
900MHz
880 MHz 960 MHz
Vodafone 3G  3M99G7W
         

 

Telstra 3G
3M84F9W
9M90G7WEC
4M90G7WEC
2100MHz 1920 MHz 2170 MHz
Optus  3G 9M68G7W--
3M84G7W--
Vodafone 3G 14M9G7WEC
         
4G Bands   Emissions Designators Common Name
Low Frequency
High Frequency

Telstra 4G FDD 1800

15M0W7D
13M5W7D
9M90W7D
10M0W7D
5M00W7D
9M90W7DEW
1800MHz
1710 MHz 1880 MHz
Vodafone 4G 1800
 TBA
Optus 4G FDD 1800   10M0W7D--
Telstra 4G LTE-Advanced  TBA 900MHz
880 MHz 960 MHz
  
 
         

Optus  4G TDD 2300

 20M0W7W-- 2300MHz 2302 MHz 2400 MHz
 
       

 

3.2  Filter the site results.
 a. Click the Filter Sites (Filter in Use) dropdown menu.
 b.
Select the By Assignments tab.
 
c. Press  Update Map!

3.3 Filter Sites having Assignments usage.

With Clients where:
[Any Details] [matches] [your carrier]

[your carrier] would be telstra, optus, vodafone etc.

With Licences where: [not needed, leave blank]

With Assignments/Device Registrations where:
[Emissions Designator] [matches] [optional- blank]
If you wish to filter by Emissions Designator [optional- blank] would be 'Em Des'. Otherwise leave blank. This is handy to isolate certain services such as Optus 4G LTE 1800MHz services only.
[see Table 1.]

By Assignment/Device Registration Frequency range:
Low Frequency: [see table below] [MHz]
High Frequency: [see table below] [MHz]
 

3.4 View the Site Summary, Locate tower in GoogleEarth.

a. Zoom and drag the map to find cell tower locations.

b. Click on the site marker  to show the Site Summary bubble.

c. Right Mouse click on [Site Details] to Open Link in New Tab

Site Details

3.5  View the exact Cell Tower Site using Google Earth

Site bubble in ACMA radcom
Save ACMA site as klm Site details in Googleearth
3.5.1 - Click on the blue site marker
3.5.2 - Select [Open with] to automatically
open the site location in Google Earth
3.5.3 - View the site in google earth

 

Example Search - ACMA/RADCOM Website

  • In this example we will search for a tower with Telstra 4G LTE service.
  • 4G LTE 1800MHz with MIMO antennas.
    Reference: ACMA

Shown below is a (limited) extract from the ACMA RADCOM Site Details page for the GILSTON cell tower. Intended as an example only.
Explanatory notes have been added to the right.
Click any of the live links below for more info (
subject to change without notice)


acma.gov.au
Register of Radiocommunications Licences

Site Details

Site ID 132418
Name Telstra/Optus Site 771 Gilston Rd GILSTON
Location GILSTON QLD 4211
AMG Zone 56
AMG Easting 528864
AMG Northing 6898105
Precision Within 10 metres
Latitude -28 02 31
Longitude 153 17 37
Licence Fee Density High Density Area

 

Assignments at this Site
Results 1 - 38 of 38 assignments. Sorted by Frequency.
ID Frequency Emission Designator Client Licence No Info from ID Details
BAND  Azimuth Rx/Tx Ch#  

9301189 840 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G)  850 RECEIVE 1  
9301190 840 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G) 850 100° RECEIVE 1  
9301191 840 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G) 850 240°
RECEIVE 1  
9317166 885 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G)  850 TRANSMIT 1  
9317167 885 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G) 850 100° TRANSMIT 1  
9317168 885 MHz 9M90G7W Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263433 Telstra nextG (3G) 850 240° TRANSMIT 1  
1378019-1376147 894.2 MHz 8M40G7E Telstra Corporation Ltd 1136417            
1390239-1382257 902.6 MHz 8M40G7E Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1136358            
5005250-1389764 902.6 MHz 3M84G7W Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1136358            
1378018-1376147 939.2 MHz 8M40G7E Telstra Corporation Ltd 1136417            
5005249-1389764 947.6 MHz 3M84G7W Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1136358            
1390238-1382257 947.6 MHz 8M40G7E Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1136358            
9361211 1.7175 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 RECEIVE
1  
9361215 1.7175 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD  1800 240° RECEIVE
1  
9361213 1.7175 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD  1800 100° RECEIVE
1  
9361221 1.7275 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 RECEIVE
2  
9361219 1.7275 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 240° RECEIVE
2  
9361217 1.7275 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 100° RECEIVE
2  
9364617 1.7625 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD 1800   RECEIVE 1  
9364618 1.7625 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD  1800   RECEIVE 1  
9364616 1.7625 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD  1800   RECEIVE 1  
9361212 1.8125 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 TRANSMIT 1  
9361214 1.8125 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD
1800 240° TRANSMIT 1  
9361216 1.8125 GHz 15M0W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263447 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 100° TRANSMIT 1  
9361220 1.8225 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 TRANSMIT 2  
9361222 1.8225 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD 1800 240° TRANSMIT 2  
9361218 1.8225 GHz 5M00W7D Telstra Corporation Ltd 9263496 Telstra 4G LTE FD  1800 100° TRANSMIT 2  
9366733 1.8575 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD 
 
1800   TRANSMIT 1  
9366732 1.8575 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD 
 
1800   TRANSMIT 1  
9366734 1.8575 GHz 15M0W7D Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 9263448 Optus 4G LTE FD  1800   TRANSMIT 1  
9065059 1.9574 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137940            
9065060 1.9574 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137940            
9047127 1.9574 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137940            
9028537 2.1474 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137941            
9064827 2.1474 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137941            
9147841 2.1474 GHz 3M84G7W-- Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1137941            
8396565-8452227 14.683 GHz 28M0D7W Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1970368            
8396567-8452233 15.327 GHz 28M0D7W Optus Mobile Pty Ltd 1970368            
 
   

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