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Cellphone headset extension

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Peter S. May, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. Peter S. May

    Peter S. May Guest

    Being a simpleton in the ways of audio, I figured I'd run this question
    by SED, who have so far saved my sanity plenty of times.

    I live in a basement, because it's the only affordable quarters in my
    locale, where I don't make all that much and real estate is daft. One
    of my biggest problems there is that my phone reception isn't great
    unless I'm parked against the window; even a foot too far from the
    window and my call is dropped. One idea is to procure a Bluetooth
    headset and leave the phone on the windowsill while I'm at home.

    Supposing I don't get much mileage out of that, I could fashion some
    sort of extension cable for the wired earpiece. How well/horribly would
    that work/fail using a trivial wire-for-wire connection using a coaxial
    or CAT5? If it wouldn't work well, what sort of amplifier would I use
    to improve it?

    It's more a question of theory... Getting the BT thing to work doesn't
    seem that unlikely, but I'm still curious.

  2. Chris Jones

    Chris Jones Guest

    Or you could get an antenna connector for your phone (car kit?) and an
    antenna on a long cable. You could probably even put up a Yagi antenna
    with gain (like a TV antenna but smaller in all dimensions, by the same
    ratio by which the frequency is higher).

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