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  1. #1
    DG
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    My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM network,
    can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both cell
    towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    already. As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally is
    less in amateur radio.





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  2. #2
    John Navas
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    Re: GSM signal strength

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:03:02 -0500,
    "DG" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    >mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM network,
    >can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both cell
    >towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    >already.


    You should get the same signal quality, more or less.

    >As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally is
    >less in amateur radio.


    The overlay is on the same frequency.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  3. #3
    DG
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    Re: GSM signal strength


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:03:02 -0500,
    > "DG" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    > >mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM

    network,
    > >can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both

    cell
    > >towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    > >already.

    >
    > You should get the same signal quality, more or less.
    >
    > >As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally is
    > >less in amateur radio.

    >
    > The overlay is on the same frequency.

    b
    So, I can assume that there is no inherent difference in the performance
    that I can expect, other than that introduced by the phone unit design
    itself? Wattage is the same?

    >
    > --
    > Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    > John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>






  4. #4
    Jud Hardcastle
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    Re: GSM signal strength

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    > >
    > > In <[email protected]> on Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:03:02 -0500,
    > > "DG" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    > > >mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM

    > network,
    > > >can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both

    > cell
    > > >towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    > > >already.

    > >
    > > You should get the same signal quality, more or less.
    > >
    > > >As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally is
    > > >less in amateur radio.

    > >
    > > The overlay is on the same frequency.

    > b
    > So, I can assume that there is no inherent difference in the performance
    > that I can expect, other than that introduced by the phone unit design
    > itself? Wattage is the same?
    >

    Actually, I've seen enough improvement in signal strength in DFW to be
    noticable--at least one bar more than the 6340i got on TDMA and
    sometimes more. It's especially noticable in the fringe area south of
    town--both a stronger signal and reaches further.
    --
    Jud
    Dallas TX USA



  5. #5
    NOLA
    Guest

    Re: GSM signal strength


    "DG" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    > mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM network,
    > can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both

    cell
    > towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    > already. As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally

    is
    > less in amateur radio.
    >


    The signal on my phone at home went higher after GSM was activated.






  6. #6
    Chris Russell
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    Re: GSM signal strength

    If you watched it in field-test mode, you would see that GSM gets
    about 1 more bar of signal strength for the the same signal strength.

    -85 sig strength GSM 5 bars TDMA 4 bars

    This is an example of what I am saying. Is it really a better signal?
    In my experience I get get a usable call with 1 bar of sig strength on
    TDMA, but NOT on GSM.

    Chris
    Please respond on Usenet


    Jud Hardcastle <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    > > >
    > > > In <[email protected]> on Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:03:02 -0500,
    > > > "DG" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >My TDMA signal strength is somewhat weak in my house and I usually use a
    > > > >mobile antenna hookup to help out. If I switch to Cingular's GSM

    > network,
    > > > >can I expect generally the same signal quality, or more or less? Both

    > cell
    > > > >towers that transmit my current TDMA signal have been overlayed with GSM
    > > > >already.
    > > >
    > > > You should get the same signal quality, more or less.
    > > >
    > > > >As I recall, as the frequency rises, the "push power" generally is
    > > > >less in amateur radio.
    > > >
    > > > The overlay is on the same frequency.

    > > b
    > > So, I can assume that there is no inherent difference in the performance
    > > that I can expect, other than that introduced by the phone unit design
    > > itself? Wattage is the same?
    > >

    > Actually, I've seen enough improvement in signal strength in DFW to be
    > noticable--at least one bar more than the 6340i got on TDMA and
    > sometimes more. It's especially noticable in the fringe area south of
    > town--both a stronger signal and reaches further.




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