how do i search for a tower near me


The Radio Frequency National Site Archine (RFNSA) website is managed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunication Association (AMTA) on behalf of the Mobile Carriers Forum, a division of AMTA.

The site provides a searchable database of existing and proposed mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Australia. It is updated by the telecommunications industry on a regular basis. You can search by street name, suburb, State, postcode etc. and the results can be viewed in a list, or on a map.

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How do I search for a 5G base station?

Please use the desktop version of RFNSA to view the most information that the site provides – the mobile version is limited in what you can see.

  1. Open

  2. In the search bar, enter the location you are interested in viewing and press enter or click the search icon. (Highlight Near address to get all towers within a 20km radius)

  3. The results will appear and you can view them as a list or on a map:

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4. To find 5G antennas, from the left-hand menu, select ‘Filter’, then ‘Technology’. Click on the 5G option to filter results.

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5. The sites with BLACK circles are active. The sites with BLUE circles are proposed. 

6. Click on the site that you are interested in to see information about: 
            a. Compliance dates.
            b. ARPANSA EME Report. 
            c. Contacts.
            d. Networks and carriers.

 7. To view the Electromagnetic Energy (EME) report, click on the ‘ARPANSA EME Report’ link           from the right-hand side of the page under ‘Reports’. 

8. The report will open showing: 
            a. Calculated EME levels at the site for existing and proposed configurations.
            b. A table of carriers and the systems they are operating. 
            c. What frequency bands are in use, i.e. LTE2100 or NR3500.
            d. EME levels at other areas of interest nearby, i.e. schools or nursing homes. 

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What do these levels mean?

ARPANSA have set the maximum allowable power density limit to 1000 microwatts per centimetre squared (uW/cm2). These EME reports measure the power density in milliwatts per metre squared (mW/m2).

10uW/cm2 = 100 mW/m2

100uW/cm2 = 1000 mW/m2

1000uW/cm2 = 10,000 mW/m2

How do our levels compare to the rest of the world?

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