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.
As shown 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
obtain a clear line of site.