Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

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Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Blinky » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:40 pm

This was listed on the VKlogger forum. As not everyone would have seen it I have brought the links here. The ACMA database has been overlaid on google maps. Shows licensed transmitters and if you click on a transmitter site it brings up the frequency allocation and who it belongs to.

This is the general information page: http://spench.net/drupal/software/rfmap

and this is the actual map: http://krump.spench.net/RFMap/
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by yorky » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:53 pm

Outstanding link, thanks for posting it.

I have found it useful so far for identifying what carriers are on cell phone towers that I have seen. It was interesting to see that the tower closest to my home didn't actually have my carrier on it.
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Always RX » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:42 pm

Agreed, an interesting and useful resource, Thanks Blinky for letting us know about it.

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by robbage » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:57 pm

That's pretty awesome. My neighbour's plasma TV doesn't seem to be listed though.
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Zebedee » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:40 pm

Oh now that is seriously cool :)
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Geoff » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:53 pm

Thanks for sharing that fantastic find Blinky, it sure makes general browsing of the ACMA database much more user friendly.

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by balint256 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:16 am

Hi folks,
Thank you for checking out my site and posting these nice comments! I'm still working on it (most recently the user-contrib infrastructure). If you have any specific comments/suggestions/bug-reports/etc, then please don't hesitate to describe them here so I can attend to any outstanding issues. Also, if you have found cool areas/filters, then don't forget you can copy&paste the URL (e.g. here) too!

PS: If you'd like to follow development progress, see Oz-wide density/coverage maps, etc, check out the blog (click on the top-left 'spench.net' logo in RFMap, or subscribe to the RSS feed).
robbage wrote:My neighbour's plasma TV doesn't seem to be listed though.
:lol: That gives me an idea for a new feature!

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Infernal » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:06 pm

Nice work, impressive site

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by numloxx » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:59 am

Great work :)

Any chance of implementing this for Android?
Or Google Maps for Android?

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Nosferatu » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:51 am

:( When I visit the site today http://krump.spench.net/RFMap/ it takes forever to load and when I click the suggested link it load the site but I cannot search anything. Does any one else having problem with this site ?

I tried Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. All didn't work. I haven't tried the iPhone/iPod app.

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by yorky » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:37 am

Works for me in Firefox, I see its looking better than ever as well!
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by balint256 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:03 pm

@numloxx: Thank you. It's on the never-ending To Do list!
@Nosferatu: Slowness probably due to maxed out CPU this morning. Tried again since? (iPhone screenshots are 'mobile' version of site running in Safari.)
@yorky: Glad you think so! Some more excitment on the way tonight...

The site has moved to http://maps.spench.net/rf/ so please update your bookmarks if you haven't already (the old link still works, but this way you can skip the re-director).

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by Nosferatu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:57 am

:D

Yeah, I can view it now from home. Probably when I did it from work they block some of the port in my proxy or something

Thank's for posting this link ! Brilliant !

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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by robbage » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Offline until further notice :-(
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Re: Australian Geographical Radio Frequency Map

Post by numloxx » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:13 pm

:( Hope you bring it back up Rob :)

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