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kearney



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

Hi

I am finding that cell reception is my hanger is a bit spotty. My question is for the technical mavens. Is there any simple / inexpensive way to improve cell reception in a metal building? I see there are repeaters but they seem very pricey for what I want / need.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

The repeater is the only way to do that. They have some fairly cheap ones that have an antenna outside and a unit inside with an antenna.

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Hi

I am finding that cell reception is my hanger is a bit spotty. My question is for the technical mavens. Is there any simple / inexpensive way to improve cell reception in a metal building? I see there are repeaters but they seem very pricey for what I want / need.

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

They put cell towers right on the airport here. No trouble at all with
reception in the hangar. The airport gets a great amount of money for
their general fund, too. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

Hey Les.

Unfortunately, cell repeaters are about the only way to go, and I agree that most of the ones I've seen seem a lot pricier than they need to be.

In my case, I got lucky - I have a friend who brought Internet out to my hangar for an ADS-B data feed (he's one of the guys who supply sites like Flight Aware with tracking data). And my wireless provider (Rogers) supports cell calls over Wifi, so it works rather well. But before we got the Internet out there, I had to pretty much go outside if I wanted to take or make a cell call.

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Hi

I am finding that cell reception is my hanger is a bit spotty. My question is for the technical mavens. Is there any simple / inexpensive way to improve cell reception in a metal building? I see there are repeaters but they seem very pricey for what I want / need.

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

Hey Les,

Weirdly, I live too close to a cell tower and have the "umbrella" effect. I
got this unit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GSM-900MHz-Mobile-Cell-Phone-Signal-Booster-Repeater-Amplifier-Yagi-AntennaUB-/122270271447?hash=item1c77e047d7:g:rcUAAOSwI-BWJ0OT

At the time, it was cheaper cuz it came directly from China, and I had to
take it apart and find a cold solder joint, but it's worked fine for years
now. I liked it because it has the indoor and outdoor antennas included. I
actually mounted the receiving antenna outdoors on the chimney and it was
pretty sensitive to direction ... for best signal strength, I ended up
aiming it way above the tower. Indoors I had to trial and error position
the transmit antenna till I got the signal to the phone to max. I get max
bars standing next to the unit and it drops off the farther away you get,
but no noticeable dropping off of actual phone function throughout the
house.

Later, - Lew

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Hanger Cell Reception Reply with quote

Oh yeah, My wife got an iPhone 6 (mine is a 5) and it didn't like the
repeater signal frequency (or so the Apple folks told her) and they told her
to activate the wi-fi deal like Dan did. That works fine for her.

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