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Cell phone masts

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by sergekouper, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. sergekouper

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    I know the question of interferences has been many times debated, but I wonder what is the deal really concerning mobile phones masts.
    I have to film a bridge with my P3 soon, but I'm concerned about a Cell phone mast next to it. UK frequencies are 800Mhz/1800Mhz/and 2600mhz for the 4G. I wonder about possible interferences with our datalink at 2.4GHZ, or/and the compass due to EMF in the proximity of the mast. Anybody has experienced flying close to these masts?
    Thanks.
     
  2. tvckz

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    I was filming industrial video, and as you can see on this picture there is a powerful cell tower on the left.Plus there are several radio towers and high voltage equipment. I had no issues. copter-high.jpg
     
  3. Ingsoc75

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    I've flown past several cell towers with no issues.
     
  4. ianwood

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    Worst case, you'll get some signal breakup and possibly dropped video at certain points. But you shouldn't ever lose control. Unless you land on the tower!
     
  5. sergekouper

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    Thank you guys, tha's all I wanted to know. I can go there light hearted now. ;)
     
  6. 4wd

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    The microwave dishes you often see on the side are more of a hazard, however the energy beams out like a torch so easily avoided.
    The main mast antennas operate on quite low power.