So, at our land we have no cell service. Actually, I have none and my GF has enough to go outside, hold her phone up and send a text. Last night I tried to rig an antenna like the old school car antennas but got nothing. I don't know if I connected it wrong or if the phones don't have enough juice. Here's what I did:
I cut an old charger, exposed the two wires (red and black). Stripped a piece of co ax from an old satellite. I connected the red from the charger to the copper (inner wire) of the coax and the black from the charger to the aluminum sheath on the coax. I then connected the coax to an old external cell phone antenna from a car. Plugged the factory charger end to my phone. And got nothing.
Did I do it wrong? Will it even work this way? Do I need more power? If so, how can I power the antenna without frying my phone?
I was thinking I could try splicing directly to a charger and while it's plugged in i'd get more signal... Maybe.. Any ideas, thoughts, lols, "you're a dumbass"'s? Anything?