Definition of base station in English:

base station

noun

  • 1A relay located at the centre of any of the cells of a cellular telephone system.

    • ‘The company is also increasing the number of its base stations and cell sites along highways to strengthen what company officials call its backbone.’
    • ‘In this way, control channels are placed in time slots such that a base station having a sector cell structure avoids interference from the same frequency.’
    • ‘Even so, some larger facilities using trunked two-way systems and base stations also can get pretty expensive.’
    • ‘University's electrical and electronic engineering department, said it was theoretically possible to locate someone using mobile phone base stations or the GPS system.’
    • ‘We can do an average of maybe two to three towers per metropolitan area and get coverage, vs. hundreds of cellular base stations.’
    • ‘Last year, tests were carried out at five unnamed schools in the Northern and Yorkshire region which have base stations located in their grounds or nearby.’
    • ‘A base station of the system includes an antenna array and a base station receiver.’
    • ‘Or they can pull a cloak-and-dagger job and install taps at a cellular company's base station.’
    • ‘The gear beams broadband from base stations mounted on cell-phone towers to small modems that sit on users' desks as far away as three miles.’
    • ‘And positioning using cellphone base stations has a precision of between 50 and 100 metres.’
    • ‘Each transmitter antenna on a building or tower is the base station, or hub, at the centre of a cell.’
    • ‘The frames contain the same data received from both base stations covering the cell range at asynchronous timing different from each other.’
    • ‘T-mobile said: ‘We do understand there can sometimes be concern when locating base stations in local communities and we are keen to address those concerns through dialogue and consultation.’’
    • ‘Nokia is investing US $12 billion building an industrial park outside Beijing to make handsets and cellular base stations.’
    • ‘This type of technology is called ‘cellular’ because the system uses base stations to divide a service area into multiple ‘cells.’’
    • ‘The most likely explanation seems to be that Nokia perceives a real threat from WiMAX equipment to its much-vaunted strategy of creating low cost cellular base stations for developing nations.’
    • ‘Exposure to radio signals from 3G cellphone base stations can cause headaches and nausea, finds new work from a Dutch research organisation.’
    • ‘The NRPB has carried out an expert review of research into the health effects of mobiles and of the base stations and masts which relay signals between phones.’
    • ‘Each cell has a base station that transmits and receives signals over just a small fraction of the frequencies to which the network operator has access.’
    • ‘Predicting radio coverage area is an important aspect in the design of a land mobile radio system and proper placement of the base station (s).’
  • 2A short-range transceiver which connects a cordless phone, computer, or other wireless device to a central hub and allows connection to a network.

    • ‘And both the base station and the phone turn their power down to the lowest level that they can to keep the call going.’
    • ‘To receive calls, the base stations of cordless phones continually emit radio signals of constant energy.’
    • ‘If you have a big mansion, you can also buy a repeater from this company so that you still can talk from the backyard although the base station is in the main living room.’
    • ‘Wireless broadband involves a base station being connected to a cable network and then broadcasting to receivers in much the same way as a deflector TV system operates.’
    • ‘Like cell phones, cordless phones are wireless and portable, but a cordless phone has only limited mobility, as the handset has to communicate via radio to a base station located close by in one's home.’
    • ‘The ADSL modem with a built-in base station enables multiple connections to one ADSL broadband subscription.’
    • ‘For them, it is enough to connect up cheap wireless base stations to isolated bits of the telephone network and so provide people places to drop in on, stay put in, and do a burst of telecommunications from.’
    • ‘Not only is it a wireless base station that connects your computer to the Internet wirelessly, it can also stream digital music over the air to your hi-fi set.’
    • ‘It will be VERY interesting to see whether I can connect to WiFi base stations other than my own.’
    • ‘Combining a TV with a Web tablet, Sony's LocationFree TV lets you roam 100 feet from the included base station, which connects to your cable or satellite box.’
    • ‘Another transmits this information to a base station connected to the TV.’
    • ‘Radio waves are low energy radio frequency radiation waves that transmit through the antenna on a mobile phone to the base station and back again.’
    • ‘We want to see how each of them deals with voice compression and how they fool the wi-fi base stations into giving the phones sufficient bandwidth.’
    • ‘Like a cordless telephone, it links to a base station using radio frequencies.’
    • ‘AOL members who sign up for VoIP get a free wireless home network base station.’
    • ‘Then, a year later, just out of warranty, it broke - stopped connecting to its base station, so no dial tone and no phone calls.’
    • ‘First, check that you have a microfilter on the phone socket for the cordless base station, even if it is not the broadband socket.’
    • ‘We had two cordless phones with base stations in my studio, which meant the answering machine was stuck upstairs on a high shelf.’
    • ‘I mean ‘Office’ and our phone is a DECT cordless with the base station neatly tucked away in the Lounge.’
    • ‘These guys literally dangle an Airport base station onto a DSL connection they already have, and - bingo!’