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Topic # 191643 11-Feb-2016 13:48
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what is the best  external 4G antenna for skinny broad band on an lte 700 band.

 

it is rural and there is only one spark tower to get signal from.

 

i have vodafone 4 G with a directional  yagi pointing at their lte RBI tower  on the same hill. it works fine and i have good signal.

 

a lot of the 4G antennas i have looked at are short stubby white plastic triangles and you use 2 at different angles.

 

coffee baron posted a link to a similar setup at go wireless, are they better than one fishbone yagi pointing at the tower, like i have


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  Reply # 1490783 11-Feb-2016 21:00
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The "fish bone" antenna is probably a 900 only, so won't do the 700 4G band. The white triangle is the one to use. You could possibly also get a higher gain 700 only antenna too, but probably several times the price.




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  Reply # 1491263 12-Feb-2016 16:34
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coffeebaron: The "fish bone" antenna is probably a 900 only, so won't do the 700 4G band. The white triangle is the one to use. You could possibly also get a higher gain 700 only antenna too, but probably several times the price.

 

why is my fishbone yagi picking up the 4G 700 on the tower

 

my huawei B15 shows 4 bars 4G

 

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Rssi:  -57dBm

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1491287 12-Feb-2016 17:22
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If signal is good it could be using internal antenna. Unplug and see if it still works




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  Reply # 1491540 13-Feb-2016 11:16
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coffeebaron: If signal is good it could be using internal antenna. Unplug and see if it still works

 

i went to try and unscrew the antenna but he must have glued it in !

 

anyway i have an lte phone which gives me 4 bars on one window but drops to 1 bar next to the modem, so i do not think the signal is great there

 

we live in a converted corrugated iron shed, not the best for signal.

 

i rung vodafone and they said they use a multiband antenna

 

i think the go wireless option is the best for my friend.

 

thanks cheers


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  Reply # 1495351 19-Feb-2016 03:57
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To remove antenna try clockwise rather than counter-clockwise turning.  Some antenna connectors use a reverse thread.


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  Reply # 1495360 19-Feb-2016 06:44
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To remove antenna try clockwise rather than counter-clockwise turning.  Some antenna connectors use a reverse thread.


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