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Old 09-08-2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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External Antennae - Best Roof Placement Location

I am preparing to install two external antennae on the roof of my 30' AS 2016 Classic: a) a SureCall antenna to be connected to a weBoost 4G-X with internal panel antenna; and b) a Wifi Ranger with a Go2 router.

I am aware that one or both of these antennae need a certain distance from its associated internal antenna or router.

I would welcome advice regarding the placement on the roof of these antennae from the perspective of this this antenna-to-antenna distance spacing question.

Thank you. Dennis
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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I had read something about the distance between the two at one point, but cannot find it now. The only thing I found recently was that the internal antenna shouldn't be directed towards the external antenna. IIRC (and that is dubious) the distance was at least 5-6 feet. My external antenna was installed by a dealer who "knew what they were doing" but they only gave me about 3 feet. I have to place my internal antenna in a location I don't like to avoid feedback loops. Even so, I'm probably only 4-5 feet separation and things seem to work well. I have yet to upgrade the internal antenna so it only feeds my hotspots when used.
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I am preparing to install two external antennae on the roof of my 30' AS 2016 Classic: a) a SureCall antenna to be connected to a weBoost 4G-X with internal panel antenna; and b) a Wifi Ranger with a Go2 router.



I am aware that one or both of these antennae need a certain distance from its associated internal antenna or router.



I would welcome advice regarding the placement on the roof of these antennae from the perspective of this this antenna-to-antenna distance spacing question.



Thank you. Dennis


I just completed the exact same installation on my 2017 Classic. I put the SureCall antenna behind the rear air unit and the Wilson Flat Panel indoor antenna just barely forward of the refrigerator on the ceiling using their ceiling mount kit. I got a green light immediately and have experienced no oscillation at all. My only mistake was not getting the SureCall above the top of the a/c unit. So in some instances, depending on the location of the cell tower, my performance could be a bit degraded. I used "lewster's" recommendation and bought two of the tall solar panel mounts from Am Solar to mount the SureCall. They come with 3M VHB tape on the feet. Clean the surface with alcohol, peel and stick, then cove r the feet with Sikaflex. No drilling and no holes. Works perfect just like he said it would.
I mounted the Wifi Ranger Elite antenna all the forward on the roof using 3M VHB and SikaFlex adhesive. Both antenna cables are routed through the refrigerator vent. Cable are mounted to the roof using zip tie adhesive pads also covered in SikaFlex.
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