How to extend a cordless phone range

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How to extend a cordless phone range
Cordless phones are convenient until you hit the limit of their range. (cordless phone image by Trevor Goodwin from

Cordless phones are very convenient--until you reach the edge of their range. They can be just as restrictive as phones with cords if you can't use the phone in the room you'd like to because of all the crackling from the failing signal. There are ways to boost the signal of your cordless phone. You can purchase a kit with an antenna, or you can make your own.

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Things you need

  • 4 feet of #14 insulated solid copper wire

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  1. 1

    Twist the wire five times around the base station antenna. Keep the coils each about 1/8 of an inch apart.

  2. 2

    Straighten the wire for a 1-foot-long section to go straight up.

  3. 3

    Coil the wire three more times using a broom handle or similar sized cylinder as a form. Keep these coils about 1 inch apart.

  4. 4

    Straighten the remainder of the wire.

  5. 5

    Use string or fishing line to keep your antenna extension standing vertical and keep it from leaning against or touching other surfaces.

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