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Old 23-Dec-2016, 6:45 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by WIRELESS ENGINEER View Post
Sorry, just now looked at this thread again

You can simply take two high gain antennas and connect them together with a short jumper

Aim one toward the broadcast towers and the other one toward your antenna

You could even use a high gain preamp on the antenna facing the broadcast towers for more gain

Commercial systems that do this are available today but back then none were around

Imagine a 30 db gain preamp receiving a TV station on a 15 db gain antenna then sending it back out through another 15 db gain antenna

60 db gain in signal level coming toward your house is huge
I'm pretty confident that there is no regulatory problem with a passive (no amplifier) relay, but I'd want to double check the current FCC regulations before adding any active device to a relay system like this.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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