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What are the masts on top of apartment buildings?? (Basel)

This is a very random question!...

I've been househunting recently and have noticed that a couple of apartment buildings in Basel have serious looking masts on the roof. One of the flats we saw had 3 giant masts on top of the roof - they looked like a cross between a lightening conductor and a mobile phone mast.

Does anyone know what they are for? Could they be mobile phone masts?

Has anyone been put off renting because of these weird masts? I don't know if I should be put off or not, but somehow I can't help thinking of the link between cancer and mobile phone masts...

Thanks in advance

Naomi
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Re: What are the masts on top of apartment buildings?? (Basel)

There are sometimes mobile phone antennas on residential buildings. AFAIK it's preferable to live within a building with an mobile phone antenna on top than to live in a neighbouring building because the antennas are directional.

However if you are worried about the antennas I would stay away from such buildings, because even if the radiation won't harm you, constant worrying probably will.

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Does anyone know what they are for? Could they be mobile phone masts?
A picture or two might be helpful.
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Re: What are the masts on top of apartment buildings?? (Basel)

They emit the mind control rays that convince you the prices are normal, the trains run on time, and the food is better than anywhere else you've lived.
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There are sometimes mobile phone antennas on residential buildings. AFAIK it's preferable to live within a building with an mobile phone antenna on top than to live in a neighbouring building because the antennas are directional.

However if you are worried about the antennas I would stay away from such buildings, because even if the radiation won't harm you, constant worrying probably will.


A picture or two might be helpful.

its not those, i have one on the building opposite me, it looks like a huge 10M whip VHF antenna
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They emit the mind control rays that convince you the prices are normal, the trains run on time, and the food is better than anywhere else you've lived.
The one near me is faulty, is there someone I can call to get it fixed?
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The one near me is faulty, is there someone I can call to get it fixed?

You probably bought one of those caps with a thin tin foil lining, remove the lining and all will be well again.
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