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    Default Outback Hotspot.... Keh?

    Just place you mobile phone the red post and make a call.



    50k's south of Alice Springs and in a few other areas.
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!



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    Old news it would seem!!
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    im surprised the locals havent smashed them......



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    I cant believe the idea is just so simple
    Passive Propagation... That's it. No power needed.

    I can understand how the mobile phone might receive well, but the Tx side still baffles me a bit.
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    The same principle applies for TX as RX.... parabolic reflector (the dish) with the antenna (in the phone) placed at the focal point (on the post).

    It works exactly like an LNB would on a dish.

    The only difference is the antennas are not directional, (only the dish is directional) so there will be some drop in signal efficiency.

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    I guess i keep thinking the Sat Internet Dish set up, where the LNB is quit large and has 2 Coax's

    Yes, great way of explaining it mtv... The mobile phone is the LNB
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    Looks a Double reflection here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    I guess i keep thinking the Sat Internet Dish set up, where the LNB is quit large and has 2 Coax's
    We're going a tad OT here, but... 2-way satellite has an LNB for receive and a BUC (Block Up Converter) for transmit with a coupler on a common feedhorn.

    The largest part is the BUC as it houses the electronics and RF power amp for the microwave transmitter.

    The two coax cables are one for RX, the other for TX.

    That pic looks odd... it's unclear if that flat panel is another reflector, which it seems to be, otherwise the two dishes are facing different directions.

    That could possibly be explained if they are pointing to different towers.

    They could even be for different carrier networks.... try both and use the one that works, or has the better signal with your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post

    That pic looks odd... it's unclear if that flat panel is another reflector, which it seems to be, otherwise the two dishes are facing different directions.
    I agree, it does look odd, yet the fact that dish in the forward of the pic is facing upwards.... makes you think its getting a bounce of the that board?
    Yet, why wouldn't they just spin that forward dish around?
    Who knows...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Just place you mobile phone the red post and make a call.



    50k's south of Alice Springs and in a few other areas.
    Is there a Mobile Tower located in the area and this is being reflected by the dish to the Red Pole Focal point?

    Just as a matter of interest, my Skymuster satellite internet only uses a single cable (camouflaged, I kid you not) between the Modem and the dish unlike the Ipstar version that used 2 cables, one for Rx and the other for TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    Is there a Mobile Tower located in the area and this is being reflected by the dish to the Red Pole Focal point?
    Its as the news article says
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Looks a Double reflection here?


    Look again closely. Both setups are actually pointing to the same source.
    The square reflector is pointing in the same direction as the dish behind it.
    It is directing the signal to the dish in front of it because that dish is pointing upwards towards it and not in a line towards a terrestrial cell tower.

    What interests me more is that huge dish pointing straight up to the sky and another downwards in the back ground. Where is this place?
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    Post #7 and #9
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    My reponse was the answer to your question in post #9
    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Yet, why wouldn't they just spin that forward dish around?
    Who knows...
    It has to point to the 'mirror' that is why it is the 'wrong' way around.
    Maybe gets better results or they just want to be creative.

    You did not answer where you got that pic.
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    The caption says '50kms South of Alice Springs and in a few other areas'.

    That dish in the background looks like one of those used for Deep Space .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    That dish in the background looks like one of those used for Deep Space .
    Hence my interest. Learjet would probably be able to identify it.
    The images are just from postimg.org with no other reference. Image reverse search engines link them to Austech, of all things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomeat View Post
    Image reverse search engines link them to Austech, of all things.
    Good to see all those search bots of late have been doing something constructive

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