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OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:23 pm

Anyone looked into this? It's my latest project.

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Timon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:01 am

o.O Now THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING!! i would love to setup a project like this here haha!
Speaking of which, i found a disused comms tower that would be perfect for this lol

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Disused comms tower, HUGE, bigger then what it looks in this picture.


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The base of the tower

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Nick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:31 am

Can you get into it? I need amps!

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Postby Timon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:10 pm

I can get in, there is a panel at the back where the coax cables go in which has a big steel plate over it with holes for the coax, just undo the bolts in you go, also found where the main power is cut and can re-connect it :) Have checked the power and tested it at the tower, its a goer!

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Nick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:18 pm

Pics pics pics then road trip to Timon's!

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Postby Timon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:34 pm

what do you want pics of, its just a tower with 2 old antennas on it, one uhf stick and a old uhf beam, no equipment left inside just a old cabnet.. empty

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Nick » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:33 am

Ah shit, was hoping they'd have the multiplexer thing... Dw about it then,

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Dialupreborn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:47 pm

you boys should get an old AMPS system running for all us peeps who still have brick phones that work, i wish i could help but im a kid

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Timon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:16 pm

hehe that would be awesome! i still got my old modded motorola analog flip fone that i used to monitor mobile phone calls with, back in the day, shame i don't have the old modded moto bag phone anymore.. that was great

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Dialupreborn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:29 pm

i love my Motorola StarTAC Gsm and my Ultra Sleek

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Dialupreborn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:34 pm

is there any old AMPS Towers around anymore or atleast any old towers where i can even get a signal? it would be cool to have a tower where your AMPS Phone would go to it and then from the tower it would go through landline (if possible)

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Timon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:43 pm

nope

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Timon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:44 pm

The old pmg coax network is still somewhat across Australia, i have seen lots of abandon concerate rooms with pmg signs for the coaxual network. when it existed, the old hutts are still around with old equipment in them.

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Dialupreborn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:50 pm

i wish i could get my hands on some of that old PMG/Telecom/Telstra Era Stuff :)

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Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Postby Timon » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:45 pm

still looking at this, shame the radio gear needed is expensive :(


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