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 #169451  by Andycap
 Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:14 am
Hi ,any of you people out there know if interferance from amateur radio aeriels would affect cell phone reception .Ours at home is absolutely crap ,been getting worse last few months ,Cell reception is from Spark antenna just a few km`s away ,been on to them twice but no help there. Guy at bottom of garden has antenna wire running around top of our boundary fence his side and across his lawns and smaller one about 1.5 m ht on his roof .His garden is line of sight between us and spark anttenna . Unfortunately there not that approachable .
 #169452  by Serviceman Dave
 Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:48 am
I doubt if any sort of aerial would affect cell phone reception. Possibly if you cell signal was very weak a lot of metal in the signal path could have some affect? If transmission was taking place your phone could be swamped but transmission would be only for short times. David, Retired electronic serviceman
 #169458  by idex
 Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:02 pm
Andy, check that no trees have grown taller between your house and the cell site. They can do a great job of weakening signals. Also ring your cellular service provider and ask if they have tweaked their aerial lately to point in a slightly different direction to improve the signal for someone else. Failing that, complain loudly and request that they do something to improve your signal. After all you pay the same amount for crappy coverage, so you should expect better.
 #169473  by RaymonD
 Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Andycap wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:14 am
Hi ,any of you people out there know if interferance from amateur radio aeriels would affect cell phone reception .Ours at home is absolutely crap ,been getting worse last few months ,Cell reception is from Spark antenna just a few km`s away ,been on to them twice but no help there. Guy at bottom of garden has antenna wire running around top of our boundary fence his side and across his lawns and smaller one about 1.5 m ht on his roof .His garden is line of sight between us and spark anttenna . Unfortunately there not that approachable .
My Amateur radio transmissions do not effect our cell phone reception, how do you know the neighbor is a amateur radio operator, what's his callsign ?? You can try lodging a complaint to https://www.rsm.govt.nz/
 #169476  by Nut17
 Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:17 am
Andy, when we moved to our current address in 2003 we found that our cell phones that were hooked up through the Vodafone Network were next to useless. Our only option was to switch to The Telecom (now Spark) network. Seventeen years later, the situation is not much different, with the Vodafone signal still very unreliable.
So, maybe a change of provider could be your best option?
 #169478  by Skiwi
 Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 am
It is highly unlikely a HAM radio signal is causing your issue.
Aside from the more technical details, it would be sporadic, the frequencies they operate on will be very different and operators are required to have filters operating that eliminates “splatter” over on to unwanted frequencies.

I’d be looking for physical obstacles between you and the cell tower, or just plain poor coverage from your provider.

Cheers
Skiwi
 #169485  by Andycap
 Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:46 am
Raymond ,i know because he said he was just after moving in a few years ago ,he also used to have 2 bloody great aeriels on poles pointing into the sky last year .Those now gone but currently got an `array` hung on the rear of the boundary fence wires going everyware in an oblong pattern 5-6 mts long x 1.8 m high . Glad to hear you still got your `grouchy` hat on . ;)
 #169501  by Rovers
 Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:32 am
Be very surprised if it's the neighbour creating the problem, they don't transmit 100% of the time, they have to stop and listen occasionally :o . There are numerous things in your own home that could be causing the problem, I had a set of 12v dichroic lights driven by an "electronic" transformer that created all sorts of havoc, took a while to track the problem down, replaced with wire wound tranny and all was well. As mentioned in an earlier post, contact RSM, they will be only too happy to help!!
Cheers
Lindsay
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