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# 205967 5-Dec-2016 10:32
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I'm wanting setup RBI for a friend on a hilltop.


We've taken care of the logistics of getting power to the top of the hill but really want to use an RBI modem with an antenna.


None of the RBI suppliers we've spoken to are interested in a hilltop install, so we're limited to a self install which unfortunately doesn't include an antenna.


Does anyone have the brand and model number or the exact specs of the antenna? We're thinking the best option for us may be to get a self install kit and then buy/import the appropriate antenna ourselves.


Failing that, anyone know an RBI supplier who'll supply the external antenna as part of a self install kit?





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  # 1682327 5-Dec-2016 10:33
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Maybe @coffeebaron ?

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  # 1682333 5-Dec-2016 10:42
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The usual 4G antenna is the ANT0627Y11. Just do a search for it. It is usually available in NZ but I couldn't find one when I needed it and bought it from Australia instead.



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  # 1682372 5-Dec-2016 11:06
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Ultimate Broadband sent us our self install kit.


Antenna, modem, cabling, correct tower ID to look for.. etc.


Very happy with their service.

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  # 1682432 5-Dec-2016 12:39
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Ultimate Broadband will supply full self install kits.



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  # 1697403 2-Jan-2017 01:02
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Anyone who can recomend an set of external aerials to mount on a motorhome. I looking for something the is mobile and MIMO for RBI.





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  # 1697414 2-Jan-2017 07:21
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It could be that none of the RBI suppliers are interested is because they know the service won't be that flash. I take it there is mobile coverage on the hilltop. If this is a rural/remote hilltop I would think that there are no cells sites sectors facing it resulting in a list of issues. I am pretty sure Techs know/use site scrambling codes to know the site that a yagi is locked onto. A yagi just has to be slightly off to miss the closest cell and lock onto something another 10km away





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