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OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:23 pm
by Nick
Anyone looked into this? It's my latest project.

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:01 am
by Timon
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

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:31 am
by Nick
Can you get into it? I need amps!

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:10 pm
by Timon
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!

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:18 pm
by Nick
Pics pics pics then road trip to Timon's!

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:34 pm
by Timon
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

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:33 am
by Nick
Ah shit, was hoping they'd have the multiplexer thing... Dw about it then,

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:47 pm
by Dialupreborn
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

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:16 pm
by Timon
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

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:29 pm
by Dialupreborn
i love my Motorola StarTAC Gsm and my Ultra Sleek

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:34 pm
by Dialupreborn
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)

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:43 pm
by Timon
nope

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:44 pm
by Timon
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.

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:50 pm
by Dialupreborn
i wish i could get my hands on some of that old PMG/Telecom/Telstra Era Stuff :)

Re: OpenBTS - Build your own GSM Network

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:45 pm
by Timon
still looking at this, shame the radio gear needed is expensive :(