Radio repeater installation is not as simple as some people make out.
The some people I refer to are equipment hire companies.
A quick google search for two-way repeater hire will bring up hire companies.
For event hire you are likely to be offered a repeater and two clip on antennas.
There are two antennas, for receive and transmit.
You see the whole point of a repeater is to receive a weak signal, and retransmit it at a higher power level.
Repeaters therefore are devices used to increase signal range.
The Problem With a Two Antenna System
As I have already explained, a repeater can use two antennas, one for transmit and one for receive.
The problem that can arise is what is known as ‘ receiver desensitization’.
This is caused by some of the transmit signal being received by the receive antenna.
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