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There are legal off the shelf booster/repeater amps for both WiFi and cellular coverage. Boaters who operate away from shore but near land have been using these for several years. One draw back is the fact many of these systems uses a focussed and directional antenna. Range improvements come at the cost of reduced omni dirrectionality.

If you place a repeater on a convenient tree, it will sway with the wind and the signal may fade in and out. Same probblem on a boat rocking on the waves.

That is why I said HEIGHT or elevation is the only solution. In your buddy’s case getting above the hill is the only sure fire solution. Mind you he could float an omni directional repeater with a helium balloon. Not exactly convenient but has been tried in military ops.