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Topic # 151145 15-Aug-2014 12:59
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I live at the top of a rather windy hill and would like to check out the size/shape of an RBI antenna and also how its attached...if they are monster yagi's then I'd probably want to put the pole up myself.

Also are they easy to rotate (i am on fringe reception pointing north, but will probably need to point south in a few months time to a new mast)

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  Reply # 1109198 15-Aug-2014 18:09
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Location?



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  Reply # 1109225 15-Aug-2014 18:58
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Not sure how that effects things ? or are you after distance to mast ?

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  Reply # 1109449 16-Aug-2014 12:13
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Customers don't do any of the install

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  Reply # 1109475 16-Aug-2014 13:21
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I will try upload a picture later




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  Reply # 1109623 16-Aug-2014 19:34
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They look like this ^
Its - like a UHF antenna that you probably already have but the fins are shorter, and the whole thing is generally longer.
I dont think you would be allowed to move the antenna to a new direction without the installer coming back out to check the signal levels from the new tower and have your equipment reprogrammed. (i could be wrong)




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  Reply # 1110000 17-Aug-2014 17:47
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Thanks Ray

Would something like this also work for RBI wireless ?

http://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas/900-mhz/directional/900mhz/1700mhz-9-dbi-yagi-antenna.html

also at the bottom of this page
http://www.ultimatemobile.co.nz/yagi--fixed-antenna-kits.html


sorry, i'm not sure on frequency bands for RBI

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  Reply # 1110010 17-Aug-2014 18:14
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3G is on 900Mhz

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  Reply # 1110885 18-Aug-2014 22:35
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nellyt: Thanks Ray

Would something like this also work for RBI wireless ?



The installer will supply an antenna that matches the distance / signal coming from the tower you will be connecting to. Its part of your standard install cost.




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  Reply # 1110900 18-Aug-2014 22:57
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See here for a firm that's being locally manufacturing suitable antennas for years. These aerials are about 600mm in overall length.

http://www.tennatron.co.nz/cellphone/

And to answer your question about changing direction. Its as simple as slacking off a couple of nuts on the U bolt and rotating the yagi to its new heading.



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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

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  Reply # 1120016 1-Sep-2014 21:42
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Thanks, well spotted!

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  Reply # 1123633 7-Sep-2014 15:11
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Even better news...  I just stumbled on the fact that VF RBI is now 30Gb by default!

maybe the RBI wireless CAN grow the caps as they're mostly going to cover the low density (rural?) population group??

Any which ways a good sign for future improvement laughing

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/rural/wireless/ 

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  Reply # 1126907 12-Sep-2014 08:04
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What kind of wiring will the installer do? Is it just a cable through the wall/floor like Sky do now, or do they install a wallplate?
Also, can you hook up an existing phone jack to the modem?

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  Reply # 1126918 12-Sep-2014 08:17
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lookout: What kind of wiring will the installer do? Is it just a cable through the wall/floor like Sky do now, or do they install a wallplate?
Also, can you hook up an existing phone jack to the modem?

Depends on the installer and house. A basic install is usually down wall then either in through wall or up under house. When it comes in through the wall, then I use a face plate. The cable is continuous to the router, so it's not a wall socket as such.
Other more complex or premium installs we will hide the cable more, or pull down through wall if the is some existing cable we can use to draw with. It's really up to the customer if they want to pay over and above the standard install.
So yes, the basic install can be done like a Sky install, but ultimately the customer can opt for more.






Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  Reply # 1127640 13-Sep-2014 08:04
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OK, a couple more questions about rbi... Sorry if OT (let me know if I should start a separate thread)

1. Does RBI suffer from congestion/slow downs at peak times?

2. What speeds can you realistically get with clear line-of-sight to the tower?

3. What home phones are compatible with the 3g modem?

4. Can you get call id/waiting etc?

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