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Indoor phone reception

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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Digger » 02 Jul 2018, 13:34

I have a wi-fi booster that runs signal out about 200 metres or at least until I hit the back fence!!
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Steve_R » 02 Jul 2018, 16:13

I thought a wi-fi booster worked with computer equipment. Irrespective, you can't amplify a phone signal without permission without running the risk of a massive fine.
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby flyonline » 02 Jul 2018, 21:01

Take your tin foil hat off first before using the phone, usually works for me :evilgrin:
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Digger » 02 Jul 2018, 21:21

Steve_R wrote:I thought a wi-fi booster worked with computer equipment. Irrespective, you can't amplify a phone signal without permission without running the risk of a massive fine.

There’s been no suggestion that amplifying wi-fi is illegal, not anywhere I’ve read or from the dealers. If you are causing interference than that is a whole different matter.
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby bunyip » 03 Jul 2018, 08:10

you can also amplify a tv signal providing it is retransmitted on the same frequency.
To reduce the risk of interfernce you can change the transmitting antennas polarity, can drop by up to about 30 dbuv, change receiveer as well so their is no swamping.
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Steve_R » 03 Jul 2018, 09:41

The technical aspects of phone signals are above my level of understanding and well outside my sphere of interest. Treat me as an idiot and don't skip ahead to anything advanced.

At this stage, I don't even know how to find the wavelength of the phone signal so, there's not even a place to start building an aerial. How do I find that?
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby peatop » 03 Jul 2018, 15:01

Steve_R wrote:The technical aspects of phone signals are above my level of understanding and well outside my sphere of interest. Treat me as an idiot and don't skip ahead to anything advanced.

At this stage, I don't even know how to find the wavelength of the phone signal so, there's not even a place to start building an aerial. How do I find that?

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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby im_no_pro » 03 Jul 2018, 17:02

What model phone do you have?
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Steve_R » 03 Jul 2018, 17:18

It's a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5803
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Re: Indoor phone reception

Postby Digger » 04 Jul 2018, 08:31

bunyip wrote:you can also amplify a tv signal providing it is retransmitted on the same frequency.
To reduce the risk of interfernce you can change the transmitting antennas polarity, can drop by up to about 30 dbuv, change receiveer as well so their is no swamping.



In the last 12 months we had a mobile tower installed just 400 metres from the house and after a while we started experiencing massive break up of free to air TV signals.

It occurred to me after a while that the events were at about the same time so I called a TV antenna bloke in and apparently my 20 year old mast head amp was amplifying across those same frequencies and causing the interference. A new narrower range amp fixed the problem. I though at that distance it might have been front end overload but not so fortunately.

We certainly love having mobiles that work at home now....Grin~

(Many thanks to our local member Darren Chester)
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