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agesilaus

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Posted: 08/27/21 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How does this answer the OP's question?


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rr2254545 wrote:

Waste of money - we have stayed at over 400 parks with Verizon and I can count on one hand the parks where we have not had service


I don't even have service at my home without a booster. Those who have often don't realize not everybody has, regardless the topic.

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Thanks for the replies, I get how the booster works. I'm also looking for info on how you installed the booster inside the rv, and routed the outside antenna wire into the rv? I have solar panels on my class C, maybe route down thru refridge flume on top? Glue the coax cable down to the roof using a wad of dicor? Sounds like omnidirectional we boost least hassle. Perhaps I can rig it for when I absolutely need a yagi I can screw that in instead?

For the poster about campgrounds.. we rarely if ever stay in established campgrounds. Usually boondock, occasionally remote established BLM or. National Forestcampgrounds. We're a riding, hiking or kayak crew. Not too urbane. Thanks

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I have the WeBoost Drive Reach... if I'm getting three or more bars on a phone the unit is useless, but if I only get one bar it will flat boost the signal into a good one. I won't travel without it. I can point my yagi antenna right at a tower and get a much better signal.

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Do you have a pic or tip on how you swap out the antennas? I'd like to mount mine on the driver's side ladder and route cable I think down flue for fridge. What yagi is it and how do you rotate? Most convenient the weboost or does the yagi need come up frequently? Thanks

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Is your issue signal strength or bandwidth? Can’t fix bandwidth issues.


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Yagi antenna

I use a painter's pole from Lowe's and rotate by hand. The website cellmapper.net can show you the tower locations about anywhere you travel.

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I live here on the "left" coast and my arsenal consists of (1) T mobile primary 55 plus plan cell, (2) a Visible phone on the Verizon network and finally (3) that ToGo data SIM on AT&T network.

There are still times, I won't have a signal but I do also have the WeBoost. I generally use the We Boost with an omni directional antenna and it helps greatly.

Back to the OP's question....two or three points....height of the outside antenna, quality wire between outside antenna and booster and finally separation between the two inside units(booster and indoor panel antenna.


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Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's?
If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna?

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goducks10 wrote:

Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's?
If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna?


a non metal roof/walls etc. are transparent to the frequencies in question. so you need about 15 ft seperation between inside and outside antenna to avoid feedback. Even an airstream with windows isn't going to provide much isolation. And most objects outside don't block much signal. Thats why a cell phone works in your house.

High water content does block the signal, but few objects have enough water content.


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