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Old 06-08-2016, 08:26 PM   #57
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Hi Mike,

For this setup how did you run the cables inside the airstream and where did you run them to and to confirm it sounds like the the Mifi jetpack sits next to the internal Weboost antenna?

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Old 06-10-2016, 09:26 AM   #58
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Check out the Drive-4gx instead of the Connect-4g. The Connect is for installation in homes where that separation is easy to do, the drive-4gx is much more reasonable for an trailer install.

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Seems Weboost wants a LOT of distance between antennas in their user manuals:

Installation Details
As you plan your installation, keep the
following guidelines in mind to maximize
your signal strength:
1. Maintain a vertical distance of at least
20 feet or a horizontal distance of at
least 50 feet between the Outside
Antenna to the Inside Antenna.
2. If possible, place the Inside Antenna
directly beneath the placement of
the Outside Antenna location. This
creates a maximized signal zone
within the room where the Inside
Antenna is located.


3. Be sure the Inside Antenna is NOT
facing toward the Outside Antenna.
This creates potential oscillation
or feedback and reduces the
effectiveness of the Connect 4G.


I guess I can try and get a taller mast for the Tarheel. Keeping the distances as recommended is going to be quite hard in an Airstream. I wonder how much the aluminum roof affects the propensity for oscillation, and if going too strong of a booster can be as bad as going with too weak...

It does appear that with a rotating mount, if the signal is too strong you can slightly rotate the yagi so that as the angle increases between the yagi and the cell tower, the signal will get weaker but still communicate within a certain strength.

Have you guys found that to be true?
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:18 AM   #59
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I thought maybe one of you cell phone internet gurus would know the answer to the following question:

Can you plug a LTE booster directly into the antenna port on a Jetpack and not have to deal with signal interference between the outdoor antenna and the indoor antenna? Will the boosted signal not overwhelm the Jetpack? I do understand that I would be limiting voice cell phone coverage by not using a traditional internal antenna and connecting the Jetpack directly to both the LTE booster on one end and the Go2 router on the other end.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:52 AM   #60
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You can do that direct connection but not all boosters have the capability to support it. I don't think models like the WeBoost 4G or 4G-X can handle direct connect. Also fewer and fewer MiFi devices have the antenna ports.
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Ya, I just talked to the guys at UberSignal and they said it would overwhelm the Jetpack.

This is what I ended up going with:

Item SKU Qty Subtotal
weBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme Signal Booster Kit 471104 1 $899.99
SureCall Full Band Fiberglass Omnidirectional Antenna (CM288W) CM288W 1 $79.95
Microlab 1 Meter Plenum Low-PIM Jumper Cable (JA-10MN) JA-10MN 1 $65.00
Wilson 10' Ultra Low Loss Coax Cable (952310) 952310 1 $27.95
Microlab YA-14NF Low-PIM Mini Wide-Band Omni Antenna YA-14NF 1 $149.00


Anyone bother to go with a lightning surge protector for their booster?
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:46 AM   #62
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Hey, this is great stuff, thanks for sharing. So how did you wind up getting sinal from the 4GX booster to the Jetpack? (e.g. was the candybar sufficient, or did you use that 1 meter jumper cable below for that?)

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Ya, I just talked to the guys at UberSignal and they said it would overwhelm the Jetpack.

This is what I ended up going with:

Item SKU Qty Subtotal
weBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme Signal Booster Kit 471104 1 $899.99
SureCall Full Band Fiberglass Omnidirectional Antenna (CM288W) CM288W 1 $79.95
Microlab 1 Meter Plenum Low-PIM Jumper Cable (JA-10MN) JA-10MN 1 $65.00
Wilson 10' Ultra Low Loss Coax Cable (952310) 952310 1 $27.95
Microlab YA-14NF Low-PIM Mini Wide-Band Omni Antenna YA-14NF 1 $149.00


Anyone bother to go with a lightning surge protector for their booster?
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:19 AM   #63
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For those that are using the directional and Omni antennas on the Winegard mast do you run two cables down to the inside of the trailer? Are they combined with a splitter or can you connect the two cables to the Weboost 4x and switch between the two?

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I ran and labeled two cables, though someone more experienced than me might have gone about it differently.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:31 AM   #65
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Found a Instagram video by BoldAdventure and he states he just manually switches the Yagi and Omni cables at the booster. He uses the Omni 85% of the time.

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That's what I do as well, works just fine.
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After reading this thread again I'm looking into this setup since we like to travel to the West.
We have a 2008 Classic 25fb

Weboost 4G-X
Weboost 50 ohm directional antenna mounted on Winegard TV antenna pole https://store.weboost.com/products/314411
Weboost indoor plate antenna 311135
https://store.weboost.com/products/311135

Mount the directional antenna on the Winegard mast. Run the cable to the rear and come in either through the non-used AM/FM antenna or a new access hole to the curb side overhead locker.

I'd like to mount the internal antenna in place of the street side speaker location since we have removed the old Sony system and don't use the speakers anymore. That would hopefully provide good coverage in the rear living area. The wire from the booster in the overhead locker would be run to the indoor antenna hidden by the valance and curtains.

One concern using the Winegard TV antenna mast is its range of rotation. If you can't rotate the antenna to exact direction of the cell tower because you come against the rotation stop is that close enough to get a good signal.

Is the directional antenna on top of the mast and the indoor antenna located on the street wall at the rear dinette enough separation?

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It should be OK because the Yagi will be aimed away from your internal antenna. We did the same thing. Tried it once and it worked fine.
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Found a Instagram video by BoldAdventure and he states he just manually switches the Yagi and Omni cables at the booster. He uses the Omni 85% of the time.

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Here's the link in case someone else goes searching for it:
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First camping trip today with our new connectivity install on Rocinante. I'm currently using both of my omnidirectional SureCall antennas as input to my Cradlepoint IBR1100 router.

In this same campground last year we used a Wilson Sleek booster with a dinky mag-mount antenna for our cell phone. It did not provide sufficient signal. The experience was incredibly frustrating, and we finally went into town to get Internet access.

With our new installation, I have a signal strength of -76dBm and a download speed of nearly 10Mbps without even boosting the signal. No need to boost when we have a signal that strong. So, I'm feeling pretty happy about all that time I spent on the roof at the end of last summer.

BTW, we also have a directional Wilson Yagi antenna that we could use if we needed to, but with a -76dBm signal, it seems unnecessary. I'll probably experiment with that tomorrow anyway, since I built it. If I learn anything interesting, I'll be sure to share that result as well.
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