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Useful TETRA links: About the pulse


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Does it or doesn’t it? The ‘official’ line taken by the NRPB is that TETRA base stations do not pulse, whereas handsets do. (Does this make TETRA alright?) It is a matter of interpretation and definition or re-definition of the meaning of ‘pulse’.

Curiously, time-sharing the signal into bursts with gaps between them would seem to imply that TETRA works by design by pulsing.

Measurements from Worthing and East Marden

Powerwatch on pulsing

  Listen to the sound of Airwave TETRA

Alasdair Philps, Powerwatch. Response to the Home Office replies to Barrie Trower’s 27 questions on TETRA, 2002 (PDF)

While you’re here, read up on 3G (third generation) mobile phones, also known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System)

And learn more about the ‘pulse’ or ‘burst’ system of mobile technology

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) Phones are a hazard. DECT is a base station in your home or office. If you want to find out more about the relatively new DECT (Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telephones) please contact us. We are trying to keep this a TETRA site and there is less available as yet on DECT in the form a comprehensive links. Your best source is Powerwatch.


TETRA, Worthing FC
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