Introduction: Emergency Signal-Boosting Cellphone Antenna

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This simple, cheap and easy to make antenna can boost your cellular phone's signal enough that you stand a better chance of getting help in a bad signal area. All you need to make it is:

Some thin, solid-core copper wire (easily found inside phone wire)
Wire cutters
Tape measure or ruler
Drywall screw
Solder and soldering iron