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Old 02-13-2018, 3:08 AM
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Recently I purchased https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/web...er-kit-470108/ from ebay...

Im looking at an NMO style antenna... I see that the included antenna covers 6+ bands. Most of the Laird/PCTEL and other commercial antennas are "dual band". I would rather get a quality antenna rather than the one supplied by Wilson but I having trouble finding that I need. Im having trouble finding anything other than a dual band cellular antenna...

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Old 02-13-2018, 9:08 AM
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Who is your cellular carrier? The stock antennas are designed to cover everybody/everywhere. In reality, your carrier may only be using 2 or 3 bands.
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Who is your cellular carrier? The stock antennas are designed to cover everybody/everywhere. In reality, your carrier may only be using 2 or 3 bands.


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Verizon and you are in NS?

https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/fre...es-by-provider
Keep in mind that most of the cellular antennas are -very- broad banded.
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https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/fre...es-by-provider

Keep in mind that most of the cellular antennas are -very- broad banded.


Chart was very helpful I need an antenna with 4G capability which is 700mhz- which means I need a multi band antenna in the end. Thanks for the help


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Laird does make a multiband 3G/4G antenna, one of them being the phantom TRA6927M3NB-001. Based on the spec sheet it covers all the bands you need with Verizon.
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"Chart was very helpful I need an antenna with 4G capability "

Heads up. Because "4G" in the US industry means "3G with enhanced backbone speeds" it is NOT the same as the "LTE" bands, which are called "4G" in the rest of the world.

There was a huge kerfluffle over this about three of four years ago, when a class action lawsuit was being brought against the US cellular industry for deceptive misuse of the term "4G". That was only dropped when the ITU passed a special ruling, allowing the US carriers to continue the deceptive misuse of the "4G" term. And it continues that way today.

4G? In the US or with US equipment? Ain't the same as 4G-LTE.
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https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/fre...es-by-provider

Keep in mind that most of the cellular antennas are -very- broad banded.


For those that check out the Chart that are in Canada, Telus no longer supports CDMA. They also utilize much more spectrum than is shown on that chart. There is also likely other spectrum errors on that chart, for Canadian providers.


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For those that check out the Chart that are in Canada, Telus no longer supports CDMA. They also utilize much more spectrum than is shown on that chart. There is also likely other spectrum errors on that chart, for Canadian providers.

The chart is from 2014.
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Oh, it gets worse. Verizon also hasn't supported CDMA in years. They migrated to CDMA2000 which is a hybrid, much as true LTE is neither CDMA nor TDMA but a hybrid of both.

Many of the carriers have been quietly dropping provision for everything but their latest protocol, getting prepared to clear racks out of the cell towers and replace them with 4G-LTE and the upcoming 5G as soon as they can figure out an equipment standard for that.

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"Chart was very helpful I need an antenna with 4G capability "

Heads up. Because "4G" in the US industry means "3G with enhanced backbone speeds" it is NOT the same as the "LTE" bands, which are called "4G" in the rest of the world.

There was a huge kerfluffle over this about three of four years ago, when a class action lawsuit was being brought against the US cellular industry for deceptive misuse of the term "4G". That was only dropped when the ITU passed a special ruling, allowing the US carriers to continue the deceptive misuse of the "4G" term. And it continues that way today.

4G? In the US or with US equipment? Ain't the same as 4G-LTE.
Regardless if its fancy 3G of actual 4G... Verizon uses 700mhz for data. Most dualband cellular antennas dont only go as low as 850mhz. I think Im going to go with a multiband antenna to be safe.
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Regardless if its fancy 3G of actual 4G... Verizon uses 700mhz for data. Most dualband cellular antennas dont only go as low as 850mhz. I think Im going to go with a multiband antenna to be safe.
They do but that's usually their last choice, if you're getting a poor signal and need long distance. The preferred bands are in the 1700-2100 MHz range.
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