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Are ANTENNAS the Supreme Segment of Cell Signalling Boosters??

 With any external antenna, it becomes a necessity to remember about its exposure to Mother Nature that can be pretty tough on the equipment. In particular, antennas are susceptible to lighting strikes as they are made of metal and have some level of electricity flowing through them. Another thing to consider is wind. There are two different types of external antennas that one will encounter when deciding on a cell phone signal booster omni-directional and yagi -directional.

Omni-directional antennas are particularly designed to send and receive signal in all directions, so that one is able to reach multiple cell phone towers at the same time and boost cell phone signal for multiple providers. Omni antennas are best suited for circumstances where one needs to support multiple cell phone carriers, each with their own cell tower, and are already receiving at least three bars of signal outside of the house or workplace. It then becomes easier for the Omni antenna to pick up the signal from each of the carriers which is then supplied to the amplifier. This will thus boost the signal inside our home or office.

 Yagi antennas on the other hand are designed to send and receive signal in a specific direction. When one is not able to spread over a broad area, you are still   able to reach significantly larger distance to cell phone towers that you would not be able to do with an omni antenna. On placing an external antenna in an area which has weak signal, and when we have only one cell provider that we are looking to boost the signal for, then a yagi antenna proves right for our use.

Similarly there are two types of internal antennas – Dome and Panel antennas.

Panel antennas are designed to podcast and receive signal in only one specific direction and they are proved to be the best suited for either long, rectangular spaces or multiple floors in a building. They can be either mounted on the wall facing down a space or mounted facing downwards at the top of a space and broadcast down and out through multiple floors.

Dome antennas on the other hand are designed to cover one floor with signal in all directions and they are meant to be mounted on the ceiling at the centre of the space in order to broadcast and receive signal equally in all directions. They are not advisable to be used for multiple floors of coverage.

 

Cell Phone Signal Booster Antennas
Cell Phone Signal Booster Antennas

Wide-ranging and Broad cell phone network by Verizon

Verizon Signal Booster for Improved Frequency
Verizon Signal Booster for Improved Frequency

Verizon is the largest and wide-reaching cell phone network operator in the US with over 120 million subscribers. A signal booster for Verizon Wireless can help people with zero, bad or not great signal in their home, office, or vehicle. A Verizon signal booster can help you increase slow 3G and 4G LTE data speeds, eliminate dropped calls and improve poor voice quality.

VERIZON 2G/3G FREQUENCY BOOSTERS

For 2G and 3G service Verizon uses a mix of the 850MHz and 1900MHz blocks. These are the same frequency blocks used by almost all US and Canadian networks, so almost any of our kits will boost these signals. A repeater that works on these frequencies is called “dual band that boosts most voice, 2G and 3G in the US and Canada.

VERIZON 4G LTE BOOSTERS

For 4G LTE Verizon primarily uses the Upper 700 MHz C Block, specifically 746 to 787 MHz range. Verizon currently uses this frequency for super-fast 4G data, while voice, 2G and 3G continues to run on the “dual band” frequencies of 850/1900MHz.

BOOSTING VERIZON “VOICE OVER LTE” (VOLTE) SIGNALS

Verizon has begun updating parts of its networks to use their new “Voice of LTE” (VoLTE) service. VoLTE offers “HD audio” – higher quality transmission than is possible over regular 2G and 3G voice networks. To make sure your kit is fully compatible with these upgrades when they roll out to your area, it is recommended to  buy a kit that supports Verizon’s LTE bands.

 

Ever heard of SureCall CM-METER-01 Five-Band RF Signal Meter

Are you thinking about the use of this meter? Here comes its uses – to map the frequency environment, point directional antennas, and maximize signal booster coverage installation projects.

The SureCall CM-METER-01 Five-Band RF Signal Meter is designed exclusively for professionals to conduct site surveys and help aim directional antennas. The SureCall Signal Meter measures signal on the five main frequency bands used in North America.

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SureCall Signal Booster for improved Signal Reception

The signal meter can detect and measure existing signal strength which can be used to determine the best location for outside antennas or to help aim directional antennas. An added advantage of the CM-METER-01 is that it can also be used indoors to identify the locations inside that suffer for poor signal strength to help in locating the inside components.

Verizon and AT&T LTEThe CM-METER-01 is a five band signal meter that can measure signal strength on the two 700 MHz bands used for Verizon and AT&T LTE, 800 MHz Cellular & 1900 MHz PCS which are used by most carrier’s 2G and 3G networks, and AWS which is used by T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and others. The built-in display shows you which band you’re measuring, if any block is selected, and the signal strength in decibels. The meter is highly sensitive and can detect signals as weak as -110 dB. The meter includes 4 AAA rechargeable batteries which can power the meter for up to 2.5 hours.

The CM-METER-01 includes an SMA-Female port for connecting an external antenna. During a system installation, the meter can be directly connected to an outside antenna to help determine the ideal mounting location and aiming direction. By improving the location or aim of the outside antenna, you help get more existing signal to the amplifier which can greatly improve the coverage area and performance of the signal booster system.

The SureCall RF signal meter precisely measures wireless signal for Voice/3G/4G/LTE for all carriers in North America (Canada & Mexico included). It features a digital LCD readout for each band. The meter can be used to receive and measure an outside RF wireless signal from the air, an installed outdoor antenna or directly connect the field antenna. Unit can also be used to measure signal loss in long cable installation runs. It has proved to be an amazing tool used to determine an ideal location to install outside antennas and achieve optimal signal booster coverage installation.

 

 

4 – Way Splitter

The Wilson 859106 is a four-way splitter which allows you to split the amplified signal with minimum signal loss to four inside antennas in similarly sized areas. This splitter is specifically fitted with F Female Connectors and works with 75 ohm systems.

The F connector is a coaxial connector  commonly used for “over the air” terrestrial and cable television and universally for satellite television , usually with U cable.

The F connector is not expensive, and has good 75 Ω impedence match for frequencies well over 1 GHz  and has usable bandwidth up to several GHz. One reason for its low cost is that it commonly uses the solid conductor of the specified types of coaxial cable as the pin of the male connector. Universally, stainless steel is used for all types of F connectors.

The design is subjected to the surface properties of the inner conductor (which must be solid wire) and is not corrosion resistant.  Hence waterproof versions are needed for outside use (for example, on aerials).

Corrosion resistance can be improved by coating all bare copper wires with silicon grease. The male connector body is typically crimped, or sometimes screwed, on to the exposed outer braid. Female F Type connectors have an external 3/8-32 UNEF thread (9.5 mm diameter). Most male connectors have a matching internally threaded connecting ring, though push-on versions are also available.

Application/Usage:

  • For splitting the amplified signal with minimum signal loss to four inside antennas in similarly sized areas.

Package Includes:

  • Wilson 859106 4-Way Splitter

Product Features:

  • One input – four equal outputs
  • F-Female connectors

 

SureCall Force5 Signal Booster

Force5™ | 3G – 4G Five-Band Adjustable Cell Phone Booster Kits are designed primely for Large Buildings up to 25,000 sq ft.

SureCall’s Force5 is a self-contained, five-band, cellular signal booster. The Force5 is an alternative solution to a DAS system at a small fraction of the cost. Modular in design, each Force5 provides enhanced cellular and data reception for areas of 20-25,000 square feet with up to 100 users. The Force5 combines PCS and Cellular dual-bands with LTE and AWS frequencies for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile for a complete 2G-4G voice and data reception solution. Our three-year warranty is a testament to the quality. Following are the features that make this product stand out in the market

  • Highest 4G data rate in the industry
  • Industry’s only highly linear product line of wideband signal boosters
  • Since 2009 intro, thousands of successful installations throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Independently reconfigurable for each band
  • Covers all U.S. Cellular and PCS bands including Verizon, AT&T and G-Block
  • Independently, digitally adjustable uplink and downlink
  • First 5-band cellular booster compliant with FCC certification standards
  • Reconfigurable in the field through software
  • Dual Embedded CPU for smarter technology
  • Eight RSSI detectors for all inputs and outputs
  • Stealth technology incorporated – uplink becomes dormant when not in use, providing green, power saving operation
  • Auto Gain Control (AGC) with AGC Pre-Warning
  • Automatic shut down
  • Lowest Out of Band Emissions (OOBEto date
  • Quality metal construction, durable and resilient
  • Offers the industry’s best three year warranty Kitting Options:
  • Force5 Omni with 1 dome antenna: SC-PolyO-72

 

 

SureCall Fusion 5s – An Ice Breaker for humdrum Home Cell Phone Signal Boosters

The SureCall Fusion5 is one the more powerful and popular solutions. But not resting on their laurels, SureCall has managed to bring that same power for big business to the home.

It’s a commercial-grade signal booster for big businesses that boosts 3G & 4G LTE signal strength. Despite all the cell towers popping up all over the country, cell signals still need to reach inside your home or office. However, building material like concrete, glass, metal and energy-efficient construction weakens cell signals. So if you’re deep inside your office building, getting good signal is a bit of a challenge. That is why there are few companies that depend on a cell phone signal booster to get better reception.

SureCall has a great reputation for providing well-built signal boosters. All their boosters are made of metal and not plastic. This helps with dissipating heat which helps internal components last much longer and avoids overheating issues. Hold a SureCall amplifier in your hands and you’ll definitely feel the robust weight and construction.

The Fusion 5s boosts talk, text, 3G and 4G LTE up to 6,000 sq ft. While some cell phone signal booster manufacturers may be generous with sq ft coverage, SureCall is the most accurate with their listings and ratings.

The booster also features adjustable gain knobs for precise dB (decibel) gain. This is a nice feature, because some signals may be stronger than others and don’t need to be boosted as much. Think of a concert and the audience members in it. If you’re in the front row and near the singer, do you need the speakers to be on full blast (unless you like not hearing for a full week)? However, if you’re in the back row, full blast would be perfect.

With adjustable gain knobs, let’s say if the Verizon signal is ok, you only need to boost it a little. If the AT&T signal is terrible, then it needs the maximum boost.

In the case of signal boosters, too much signal creates a feedback loop. In laymen’s terms, it means the inside antenna is broadcasting so strongly that the outside antenna starts to pick up signal from it instead of the cell tower. With respect to signal, this is called oscillation or feedback.

 

 

SureCall Force 7 Prime Features

SureCall’s Force7 is a one-of-a-kind, all-in-one, cellular, Wi-Fi and HDTV signal booster for large buildings. Key feature include:

Auto Gain Control (AGC) for simplified antenna placement

Independently turn off individual bands

Supports all voice and 4G LTE data standards

Stealth technology incorporated – uplink becomes dormant when not in use, providing green, energy-saving operation

Meets or exceeds FCC technical standards for cellular signal boosters

Patent-pending 7-band technology

Supports SureCall’s Sentry remote monitoring system

Components required additionally:

An outside antenna, such as the SC-230W Yagi antenna or SC-288W omni antenna

HDTV antenna, SC-305 or SC-306 and HDTV coax

Sufficient low loss 50 ohm interior/exterior cable

Cable splitter if installing multiple antennas

Grounded surge suppressor for DC power supply

Want to improve Cell Phone Signal Reception in metal buildings?

The problem is that the metal roof prevents microwaves from being transmitted from the cell phone towers as well as from the cell phones. There is no infallible way to avoid the annoyance of dropped calls, there are technological fixes available that allow for improvement in the reception and transmission of cell phone signals.

An electronics store should be able to sell you a cell phone signal booster and an external antenna. This is the most effective method of treating the problem. You will have to connect power booster to the RF port of the cell phone. The cables should come with the power booster. The power booster will be plugged into an electrical outlet inside the building.

Now, connect your power booster to the external antenna. The store where you bought the booster should carry the cable you need. Now, test it out by making a call. The signal should be at least ten times stronger than before, possibly even stronger.

zBoost YX-510 Cell Phone Signal Booster Dual-Band Unit for Home or Office is one such product that helps in enhancing the signal.

Features include:

Extends cellular coverage for single or multiple users in homes or offices–provides up to 2500 square feet of coverage

Dual-band device works with 800/1900 MHz frequencies from all major carriers–AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Alltel, Cricket, and more (not compatible with Nextel)

Omni-directional signal antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers

Antenna can be installed outdoors above the roofline or indoors in the attic or near a window

Extends phone battery life–uses less power when signal is stronger.

 

You can fulfil all your cellular phone needs with the Wireless Extenders YX510-PCS/CEL zBoost zP Wireless Booster, which works with both cellular frequencies (800 and 1900 MHz) and can extend cellular coverage up to 2500 square feet. This unit can handle signals from all the major U.S. cellular carriers.

 

The package includes: amplifier base unit, power supply, base unit antenna, low-loss SATV coaxial cable (RG6), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The omni-directional signal antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers.

Using a revolutionary, patent pending technology that protects the carrier network, the YX510 improves indoor cell phone coverage by capturing and repeating the outside signal, bringing it into the building and enhancing it. This process creates a “Cell Zone” in your home or office.

 

 

 

Common queries that pops up about Wilson Electronics DT Cell Phone Signal Booster

After all the research and evaluation about the product, few customers still have a sizeable number of queries and doubts that keeps popping up now and then. A short narration about the product will help clearing all the doubts. Key features of the product include:

  • Boosts Talk, Text 2G, and 3G for US cellular carriers (except iDen & WiMax)
  • Enhances signal for desktop/ workspace (small range)
  • Reduces dropped calls, increases data speed, extends signal range, faster streaming
  • Complete do-it-yourself kit, everything included, easy installation solution
  • Allows for multiple users and cellular devices (smartphones, tablets, Kindles) to be used simultaneously
  • No physical connection to your cell phone or cellular data card
  • Adjustable Gain Knobs up to 60 dB gain!
  • Amplifies signals both to and from the cell tower
  • Automatic oscillation/ overload protection
  • Designed for use with standard RG6 (75 ohm) coax cable
  • Wilson Electronics most affordable and popular 3G signal amplifier/ booster for small area
  • FCC-approved, IC type accepted
  • Made in the USA

 

 

An Analysis by various Customers on Wilson Electronics DT Cell Phone Signal Booster

A brew of both good and not too good buzz from the customers is ringing at the manufacturer’s ears. Well, most of the reviews are really amazing, in fact genuine and authentic. One of the customers switched from a Verizon cell phone to the Iphone 4 and AT&T. Coverage in their area, Sedona, AZ was not that great with AT&T. He was getting 1-2 bars and a few dropped calls with his new phone. But amazingly, when I went up on the roof, he discovered 5 bars on his phone. The very excited customer bought the Wilson unit and installed it as per their clear instructions, putting the antenna on the roof and the amplifier in my living room. It raised his bars in the house to 4-5 bars. Calls are clear and strong now. Most of the customers say if the signal is faint it will help a lot. Some only get 1x connection but without this they get almost no signal.

On the other hand, there are handful of customers who are really not happy with the product. They find the product to be worthless as they find no signal improvement in their area.

Nevertheless, huge numbers of customers simply love the product and find it to work the way they wanted and expected. Our excited customers are set to recommend this product to their friends and relatives.

I think one need not go sceptical reading about this product. The signal bars definitely shows a huge difference from no signal to 1 Bar to 3bars-4bars. And that’s a remarkable difference for many who used to literally miss their important calls and texts. In simple words, the manufacturers give the customers the guaranty that it works as it is been advertised.