Nimbys and phone masts

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  1. tofo

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    After reading about shifftys phone problem

    Can someone tell me because I can't fathom it

    You own a mobile phone you wish it to work wherever you are

    Then a mobile company wishes to erect a mast

    Everyone complaines and start a petition against it

    And then they complain because of no signal

    Sorry never got me head round that argument

    As I understand it you can receive more damage from the phone

    Than the mast

    Correct me if I'm wrong

    Stands back awaiting incoming flack and insults:Blush:

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  2. Chris

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    I am a self confessed NIMBY Tofo:thumb:

    I don't know if the phone is more dangerous than the mast but I do know that I am not convinced by the scientific " evidence" that phone signals are harmless and whilst that evidence is unclear I would fight like hell to stop these phone companies erecting a mast within 300 metres of two primary schools.

    I complain about the signal only because Vodafone represented that the signal was strong in my area when it isn't. I will be switching in about 2 months time not just because of the signal but because I hate Vodafone.
     
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  3. tofo

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    I can understand near schools as it's an unknown
    as you say
    But most kids over 9 ish seem to have a mobile

    I wasn't pointing a finger as such just an observation I've had for years

    Where I live there is about a thousand dwellings
    We have had signal probs since mobiles came about
    To be truthful,
    Every time a company wanted to put a mast in people opposed it
    yet they moaned as their was no signal

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  4. John Laidler

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    Better stay out of London then. The Crystal Palace TV transmitter pumps out 200 KW of power. Not a 'phone mast but apart from frequency more or less the same thing.

    No, hang on, perhaps it is frying the brains of Londoners. That would explain Westminster.

    Mobile phone masts are limited to 3 KW.
     
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  5. Serendipitous

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    Same with the power industry. No one wants to be near a power station but woe betide being unable to watch coronation street.

    Once did a meet and great for a new project. Had an interesting discussion with a lady about dirty filthy power stations, which in the end (somewhat exasperated) I said well what are you going to do go home and sit in the dark. The response was I don't care where it comes from as long as it's not near me!:Eeek:

    I guess we are all a bit like that about one thing or another:RollEyes:

    Wouldn't do for us all to be the same
     
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    Oi like your little furry person Tofo ,ee's almost as 'ansome as oi!:Laughing:
     
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  7. tofo

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    Yer he's a nimby too no one or nuffink allowed in is back yard

    WO betide anyone gets near the back fence

    He finks he's a rottweilerer :thumb:

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    Phone masts have a low output, not much more than a mobile phone, and a lot further away. So much less hazardous than using a phone or even being in the same room as someone with a phone.

    I think people complain because of the look of them. There is one up the road disguised (badly) as a tree.

    TV and radio masts much higher output of course.
     
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    Its just the same with the Airports. I used to live near Gatwick and a lot of people worked up at the airport and spent their time complaining about aircraft noise. Er hello, no aircraft, no job :Doh:
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the negligible effects a phone mast has on children's brains. Put 'em up near schools I say!
    Their minds are harmed far more by the visual crap they ingest via their smart phones, tablets, PCs and games consoles!:BigGrin:
     
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    all the phone companies produce a signal strength 'map' but stress the indicated signal strength is estimated and cant be taken as accurate.

    T mobile map shows large areas of scarborough as having a 2G signal....no it doesnt, T mobile 2G is almost none existant throughout town.
     
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    Yes I know but I did ask the specific question before the firm bought 20 smart phones on 2 year contracts.. The signal is crap in our office as well.
     
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    I asked my late cousin, David Larsen, about dangers from mobile phone transmitters years ago and he reassured me that there were no dangers.

    David was one of the early developers of mobile phone technology. He had worked with radio since the 1940s and had a large experimental radio station on his farm at Salbu in Gauteng province - so knew a but about transmitters :Smile:
     
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