[LINK] Telstra now admits booster useful - $720 useful

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Jul 9 19:01:16 AEST 2012

On 09/07/2012, at 10:22 AM, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:

> On 06/07/12 19:24, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> ...which is fine so long as you get a signal in the first place. My
>> second mansion is not big enough to stretch the 1km to a place with a
>> good

> There are small antennas for less than $50 which plug into the socket on 
> the phone used for a car antenna.

Yes, Tom: agreed  These are great if a signal is present.

> You can buy larger, higher gain, directional antennas. The longest range 
> ones look like a TV antenna and mount on a pole above the house. These 
> should extend the NexT G range tens, or under ideal conditions, hundreds 
> of km.

And I'm sure that they do, if a signal is nearby. My next second mansion will have three floors. 

> You may be able to connect a directional antenna on the roof, to an 
> omni-directional one indoors, to boost the signal without a plug on the 
> phone, or using any electronics.

I'd love to, if I could just remove the hill between me and the tower. It would be good to trial equipment first, though. Like others in the same predicament, there is no guarantee that it will work. 

> Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards
> Legislation

Okay: I will take the bait - which scheme?


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