Is there such a thing? We would like to take a portable phone twice as far as the limit it goes to now. We have an RF extender for controlling MySky HDi from another room up to 100ft away, surely this can be done with the phone somehow, we have no mobile coverage, so call diversion is not an option I'm afraid. Thanks in advance.
dolsen: How far do you need to go / What type of phone (frequency + type - analogue or digital) do you have?
Depending on what you currently have, may be easier to get a phone with a longer range - ie, a 900MHz dss phone.
The phone is Uniden Wideband Digital WDECT 2355's and distance is approx 100 meters. Cheers.
Edit - Sorry sbiddle, just saw your post after putting this one up. Will something work with this phone at a price that would be worth it before buying a new phone for the infrequent times we would need to use it at that distance.
If your hanset supports GAP it may work, I've just never heard of anybody succesfully using any Uniden DECT handset with a repeater so am guessing they don't support them.
If you do go looking for a solution I'd highly recommend the a Siemens Gigaset, they do fantastic DECT handsets and also have their own repeaters which will work with virtually any handset on the market that supports GAP.
I get that sort of range off my uniden no problems unless I have a spy camera that is also 2.4GHz operating (or a video sender)
You could open it and solder on a pigtail to a RP-SMA jack and then put a 9dBi omni antenna onto it. Need to be good at soldering and have a good iron to solder coax to a groundplane and a trace on the board however.
Uniden WDECT is not GAP compliant. Uniden have a new one XDECTR which has a repeater built into the charging stands. This means the range increases each time you add a handset and plug in the charger base at the edge of coverage. Other option is the Panasonic KX-TG7301 at around $70, amazing range (as good as a Siemens DECT) at 1/4 the price, and if you want more range, you can get a panasonic DECT repeater but it is around $500.