2G repeater/booster w/ osmocom-bb? or 3G w/ osmocom-bb?

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etienne . etiennehelluy at gmail.com
Mon May 23 15:45:59 UTC 2016

Short answer: no & no
1 - A gsm repeater is an analog device. With osmocom-bb phones you would
need to demodulate/remodulate bursts.
This will mess with timing advance, and you won't be able to send bursts in
the same frame/timeslot they were received.
2 - Calypso don't/won't support 3G.


On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 4:21 PM, Craig Comstock <craig_comstock at yahoo.com>

> The place where I normally play with osmocom-bb has pretty bad 2G coverage
> and I was wondering if I could make a signal booster/repeater with a couple
> of osmocom phones?
> Also wondering if 3G would require totally different hardware than the old
> Calypso motorola phones or if it could be achieved with firmware+DSP
> changes?
> I have a 3G cell spot that boost that signal so just trying to find a way
> to make an osmocom-bb phone work well in my place.
> Thanks,
> Craig
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