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Old 29-Jan-2019, 9:22 AM   #1
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TV Antenna Repeater Question

Is there such a thing to put a TV Repeater System on a hill to get signals from the main TV stations from another city to transmit to a local community with antennas???...
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Old 29-Jan-2019, 11:39 AM   #2
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Is there such a thing to put a TV Repeater System on a hill to get signals from the main TV stations from another city to transmit to a local community with antennas???...
Yes, but it would need an FCC license.
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Old 29-Jan-2019, 12:15 PM   #3
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Is there such a thing to put a TV Repeater System on a hill to get signals from the main TV stations from another city to transmit to a local community with antennas???...
Yes, there certainly is. They are called "translators." They are common
in less populated areas of the country was either vast distances between
major cities and/or geographically challenged with hills/mountains. There
is also a passive way of bringing television to small communities. An antenna
is placed on a mountain top or hill with line of sight to the broadcast towers.
That antenna is connected to a second antenna facing usually downward
toward the small community. Outdoor antennas in the small community
receive the signal from the second antenna pointed directly at them. It works
but not nearly as well as the translator system.
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Old 29-Jan-2019, 1:15 PM   #4
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Is there such a thing to put a TV Repeater System on a hill to get signals from the main TV stations from another city to transmit to a local community with antennas???...
The repeater/translator would be for just one channel, not all channels from another city.

If you want all channels, it would need to be a CATV system with coax feed to all homes.

If it's just for one home that isn't too far down the hill, there are two ways of getting all channels without the need for a license.
1. Antenna and preamp on the hill and coax feed down to the house.
2. SiliconDust tuner and antenna on the hill with a WiFi link down to the house.
Hill Top Antenna Linked via Wifi
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=1286

On that thread, Tower Guy, who is a retired TV engineer, discusses a passive repeater.
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