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Sep 20, 2008
Sector 001
You could try it but I seriously doubt those gain claims. It might have 5dB gain at 2100MHz, but it will be unity or even negative gain on 800MHz. Never mind the crap RG -174 coax... Even short runs can have lots of attenuation at high frequencies. You are looking at 30dB loss/100feet @1000MHz and 75dB loss/100feet at 2400MHz...


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Jul 13, 2013
so i try to check witch frequency my Operator use.
Can you explain it to me in Metrical Measurement?


Aug 24, 2013
Maryland Shore
RG-174 is fine and the standard for those super short jumper runs. Don't worry about it. Standard vehicle mount cellular antennas are generally cabled with around 5-6 meters of RG-58. The gain picked up by the external antenna far outweighs the loss of the line.

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