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Locating a Phone Tower

Deciding on the right antenna can be a difficult task, but with a little computer skill you'll be able to confidently select the right antenna for your situation. This guide will help you locate your nearest phone tower and work out a suitable antenna.

This guide is only suitable for areas where a weak signal is already present, and should not be followed for locations where no service is receivable at all, or highly complex terrain.

We offer a formal computer survey using highly advanced computer software, which you can book the following link: Detailed Assessment Booking

Before you start - you will need:
- Internet access
- A street address, or GPS coordinates
- Google Earth (available here: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html)

This guide is a follow on from our previous guide Selecting the Right Antenna. If you have not read the document, it is highly advisable to do so before continuing.

Introduction

As you might already know, the terrain surrounding your location, density and depth of vegetation, and distance to the nearest tower, are often the main reasons behind your weak signal strength. Hence the right antenna for your situation will be different if you live in a hilly area or if you live in a flat area, or if you live in the suburbs or out in the country.

In order to determine the type of antenna you will need, we first must diagnose the problem.