[TowerTalk] Cellphone signal boosters

Clay Autery cautery at montac.com
Wed Jul 26 10:46:04 EDT 2017

I've done it TWO ways....

1) Use a directional antenna (cantenna... Verizon actually uses these. 
I prefer a "better", larger solution) tuned to the frequency(ies) your
phone uses.) and use GPS coordinates of cell tower and your house to
determine azimuth to point...  Elevation can be determined too... or use
a peaking meter.
2) PREFERRED - Use DUAL antennas... One for transmit and one for receive
(assuming your local device has the ability to separate antennae into

Granted this was primarily for wireless reception on the carriers
router... BUT, you can do the same...
You just need to get/mod a repeater device(s), et al. to bring the
signal in over the antennas and RE-brodcast it INSIDE your home.
That's what these commercial (overpriced) systems do with patch
antennas...  You can do it better AND get a longer range

HIGHLY dependent on what interferes with the line of sight between you
and an appropriate cell tower...


Clay Autery, KY5G
MONTAC Enterprises
(318) 518-1389

On 7/26/2017 9:34 AM, ve4xt at mymts.net wrote:
> Hi TTers,
> Does anyone have experience with systems purporting to boost access to weak cell towers?
> Where our cottage is located, our cell coverage often arrives from the other side of Lake Winnipeg, about 25 miles away. In summer, one bar on the phone's "s-meter" is the most we can hope for. Data moves at a glacial pace.
> I've found online systems comprising an outdoor yagi, an amplifier and an indoor panel antenna said to serve as a sort-of repeater to offer stronger reception and improved data rates.
> Do these work?
> 73, kelly, ve4xt 
> Sent from my iPad
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