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Topic # 80144 27-Mar-2011 17:30
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Does anyone know if you can use a UHF antenna as an external antenna on a cellphone? Wikipedia says that UHF is between between 300 MHz and 3 GHz, so theoretically would you be able to use a UHF antenna?
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  Reply # 452479 27-Mar-2011 17:36
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Except that an antenna is for a specific band, not an entire spectrum block.

Yes a UHF cellular antenna will work. You'll find different aerials for both 800MHz and 900MHz applications.



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  Reply # 452487 27-Mar-2011 17:59
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sbiddle: Except that an antenna is for a specific band, not an entire spectrum block.

Yes a UHF cellular antenna will work. You'll find different aerials for both 800MHz and 900MHz applications.


Would it be pushing my luck to try one of these on XT?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 452496 27-Mar-2011 18:17
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VinLew:
sbiddle: Except that an antenna is for a specific band, not an entire spectrum block.

Yes a UHF cellular antenna will work. You'll find different aerials for both 800MHz and 900MHz applications.


Would it be pushing my luck to try one of these on XT?


Never mind, it won't work.

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  Reply # 452523 27-Mar-2011 19:36
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I picked up XT using an signal meter (a professional one i borrowed rather than the cheap handheld ones) while tuning my UHF TV antenna, once i hit the XT frequency (864 or something??) i got a massive blast of static.

Also what makes you say that won't work?



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  Reply # 452527 27-Mar-2011 19:44
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I asked on twitter & got an overwelming 'no' response.

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  Reply # 452529 27-Mar-2011 19:48
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It's less than ideal since it's not optimised for the 800MHz band but it's still likely to give you a signal. If you are going to spoend money you are better off getting one for the correct band, there are plenty of people in NZ selling external aerials.

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