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  1. #1
    friscuba
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    I live on a hillside and barely get coverage in certain parts of my
    yard, not in the house. Haven't tried using the cell phone on the
    roof yet. Can an external antenna pick up signals where a cell
    phone's internal antenna won't?If my living room was literally 25 feet
    straight above where it is I may not have the problem.

    The goal is to be able to put up an external antenna and set up some
    kind of base station at my desk. The cell phone currently transfers
    forward to my home phone but my cell is my business phone and I'd kind
    of like to know how to answer the phone when I'm called.

    Thanks for any help,

    Steve



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  2. #2
    Mike @ www.lefkada-homes.com
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    Re: External antenna. Can it help?

    [email protected] (friscuba) wrote:

    >I live on a hillside and barely get coverage in certain parts of my
    >yard, not in the house. Haven't tried using the cell phone on the
    >roof yet. Can an external antenna pick up signals where a cell
    >phone's internal antenna won't?If my living room was literally 25 feet
    >straight above where it is I may not have the problem.
    >
    >The goal is to be able to put up an external antenna and set up some
    >kind of base station at my desk. The cell phone currently transfers
    >forward to my home phone but my cell is my business phone and I'd kind
    >of like to know how to answer the phone when I'm called.
    >
    > Thanks for any help,
    >
    > Steve


    I have a car kit installed on my desk with the
    antenna outside the window of the office. I use
    the hands-free to make/receive calls.

    --

    Mike @ www.lefkada-homes.com



  3. #3
    tuned by RZO
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    Re: External antenna. Can it help?

    External antenna beats internals' hands down..

    "Mike @ www.lefkada-homes.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | [email protected] (friscuba) wrote:
    |
    | >I live on a hillside and barely get coverage in certain parts of my
    | >yard, not in the house. Haven't tried using the cell phone on the
    | >roof yet. Can an external antenna pick up signals where a cell
    | >phone's internal antenna won't?If my living room was literally 25 feet
    | >straight above where it is I may not have the problem.
    | >
    | >The goal is to be able to put up an external antenna and set up some
    | >kind of base station at my desk. The cell phone currently transfers
    | >forward to my home phone but my cell is my business phone and I'd kind
    | >of like to know how to answer the phone when I'm called.
    | >
    | > Thanks for any help,
    | >
    | > Steve
    |
    | I have a car kit installed on my desk with the
    | antenna outside the window of the office. I use
    | the hands-free to make/receive calls.
    |
    | --
    |
    | Mike @ www.lefkada-homes.com





  4. #4
    Adam Greatrix
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    Re: External antenna. Can it help?

    "friscuba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can an external antenna pick up signals where a cell
    > phone's internal antenna won't?


    Yes, but most of what is gained by the antenna can be lost in the poor
    quality co-ax cable that comes with it. Try and keep the antenna cable as
    short as possible and try not to put very sharp bends in it as this results
    in loss (I can't remember from my Amateur Radio stuff why this was, sorry).
    Also, go for an antenna which looks like an antenna - not one of these "tax
    disk holder" ones or anything else. In my experience, a co-linear gives the
    best gain in the commercially available ones.

    Adam





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