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# Posted: 18 Dec 2013 15:07

I'm curious (and pleased) because the mast near my house seems to have stopped emitting any kind of signal. It's likely that they are just conducting maintenance work but I can't see any workers near it.
Subjectively, my own house and garden just 'feel' right again, and I don't have to rest as much during the day.

# Posted: 18 Dec 2013 16:05


Mobile-phone masts transmit continuously. For a mast to get shut off usually means a technical fault of some kind or maintenance.

Enjoy the silence and I hope it persists!

# Posted: 18 Dec 2013 17:56

thanks Henrik, it's been nearly 24 hours now.
Perhaps they are just upgrading to 4G.

# Posted: 18 Dec 2013 22:40

Hello William,

It could be an upgrade - the only time in years that our mast was ever "quiet" was the night of the UK analogue to digital switchover a couple of years ago. Like you, we really noticed the difference.

But also, I did read that some masts are being shut off by the telecom companies as part of a general merging of networks, and to reduce running costs some masts are being shared, with others decommissioned. Yours could be one of those. Or it could just be maintenance.


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