[TowerTalk] Cellphone signal boosters
cautery at montac.com
Wed Jul 26 10:53:13 EDT 2017
Note.... the first time I did something like this was to extend
broadband service from a biz location to a home about a 1/4 mile
away.... Simply used two 2.4 GHz wire dish type antennas and two
Linksys WAPs to connect the segments of the network.... cheap and dirty
but worked like a charm.... out in the country they could ONLY get
Satellite (business grade, 6 foot dish) so I had to find a way to break
the Ethernet wire limit...
I've done similar systems up to 19.7 miles with no issues... there is
equipment to make it happen... depends on your commitment...
Clay Autery, KY5G
On 7/26/2017 9:46 AM, Clay Autery wrote:
> 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
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