Antenna question....

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Would a 4G LTE sma antenna work to pickup 800mhz?
Yes it would work - but so would a paper clip.

It's the wrong wavelength.

Mobile 4G network uses several frequencies:

700 MHz (Band 28 - Telstra / Optus)
850 MHz (Band 5 - Vodafone)
900 MHz (Band 8 - Telstra)
1800 MHz (Band 3 - Telstra / Optus / Vodafone)
2100 MHz (Band 1 - [a small number of Telstra sites] / Optus [Tasmania] / Vodafone)
2300 MHz (Band 40 - Optus [Vivid Wireless spectrum])
2600 MHz (Band 7 - Telstra / Optus)

You're better off with the stock antenna or an external scanner antenna.
 

IC-R20

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Thanks for explaining that.
No it would actually work fine. It's within the right frequency range and people do it all the time for scanners since 1 you can get them cheap 2 you can work them a lot wider very easily since it's receive only.
 

wthclt

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Beyondoor LTE Duck Antenna,4G Frequency 700-2700MHZ LTE/4G Booster Wireless Folding Antenna for Network Router/IP/PC/Camera/USB Adapter/PCI PCIe Cards with SMA Rotation Male Connector,gain 5dbi https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PMHMLD1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Cr.7DbHZMMCS4

so this is what I bought...works great for simulcast 800mhz on the Homepatrol 2 in my office. I have not tried it elsewhere but I believed I will get my $7 worth out of it.
 
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