|reply to Duramax08 |
Re: "5 gallon paint bucket"?
In the air? You mean like a dish? For a time, dishes were considered so ugly and offensive that many communities banned them altogether (or tried anyhow) but most people came round, gave in, and now view them almost as a proud scar, kind of a badge of honor - and the bigger the better. Before that, TV antennas went through the same thing.
A 5-gallon can seems no worse.
San Antonio, TX
A dish isnt even near 5 gallons though. Theyre nice and slim. This thing is suppose to be a 5 gallon bucket but hey, if you dont have access to anything else, you would put anything on your roof for some fast, capped and expensive service.
you would think with todays modern technologies... they could develop and antenna that is MUCH smaller.... I've seen sat antennas for many purposes, wireless modules, etc. that have a much smaller profile... why on earth do they need an antenna anywhere near this size for this application? They don't get the cell signal from the MOON!
San Antonio, TX
Unless these antennas are going to act like repeaters? Just throwing the idea out there.
|reply to celluser |
said by celluser :It's not just distance, it's also signal strength. Cell phones are intentionally low power so they can reuse frequencies in adjacent cells. Crank the power up and you reduce the capacity of the system. Since this system piggybacks on the existing cell towers, they can't change anything. The larger antenna allows for less error correction and it's directional, so it only uses the tower its aimed at.
why on earth do they need an antenna anywhere near this size for this application? They don't get the cell signal from the MOON!
Makes sense to have an outside directional antenna, if this thing is supposed to provide internet for a whole house, and many users may be on the outskirts. If I was stuck with dial-up this wouldn't be an issue for me, the caps however would be.