What is Line Of Site? (LOS)
Since most all
wireless access is based on microwave
frequencies, you must have
line of site in order to use wireless technology.
Line of site means there can be no obstructions between your antenna and our
broadcast antenna. In other words, if you had a powerful enough telescope
mounted on your antenna, you would be able to see our antenna with no trees or
any other obstructions in the way.
The pictures below demonstrate what is and is not clear line of site.
above, trees, buildings and other obstacles
will block line of site and
therefore will block wireless transmissions.
Above shows a
clear line of site which allows the wireless
transmissions to pass. In
some cases, a tower or taller mast pipe may allow you to reach over obstacles and
obtain a clear line of site.