Off Grid Home Forums Technical Discussion Off-grid internet solutions Re: Off-grid internet solutions


There was someone on this forum last year who was also a ham operator. He lived up here but about 20 miles from civilization. He rigged a tower for his ham band antenna then added a WiFi booster like we often use on boats near shore but outside the normal range.

When you add a directional yagi antenna with reflectors to boost the signal you can get exceptional range.

Why is your location near north Bay a cellular black hole. Terrain or lack of repeaters? Sometimes terrain radio shadows can be overcome with elevation.

Mind you as I remember from my own days in Northern Ontario the shield rock contained inclusions from the sudbury Nikle meteorite that causes many radio blaank spots.

AS I recall Sinclair Radio is still in Concord north of Toronto and they have some excellent antenna solutions including the WiFi antenna I am currently using.