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He could use fiber optics, and build a small Cable-TV style head-end up on the hill. It wouldn't have to be very elaborate, but you'd need power up there. Solar cells and batteries could work, or a small natural gas/propane generator. There are a few TV translator stations out here in the west, that use a thermal electric generator.
I have a friend who has her antennas 500 feet from her house, using RG-6/U. I'd put something like a fiber, or RG-11/U, inside of some heavy water hose for protection.
One thing to remember...if the system crosses property lines and right-of-ways, it's legally a "Cable TV System". Keeping it within your own property simplifies things a lot.
Ken English, Sr. Engineer, KSL-TV.
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