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Old 06-20-2016, 01:36 PM   #61
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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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Old 02-27-2017, 11:02 AM   #64
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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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Old 02-28-2017, 10:37 AM   #66
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That's what I do as well, works just fine.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:04 AM   #67
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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

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Weboost 50 ohm directional antenna mounted on Winegard TV antenna pole https://store.weboost.com/products/314411
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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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Old 03-05-2017, 06:39 PM   #68
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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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Old 03-14-2017, 09:57 PM   #70
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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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Old 03-14-2017, 10:16 PM   #71
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omni antenna for cell is best as you have no idea where the tower is or if your signal will be picked up more than one cell tower
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:01 PM   #72
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Ah, but with the "Open Signal" app on my smartphone (iPhone in my case) we have a very good chance of figuring out where the nearest tower is actually located and then aiming our Wilson Yagi at that tower to pick up a stronger signal. I'll be playing with that idea tomorrow.
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that tower may be OK now, but if its gets overloaded then the signal from the next best tower will be to weak and you wont hop over. That why the ant needs to be Omni directional.
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True enough.

That said, what I found today with the Yagi is that rotating it mostly affects SINR (signal to noise ratio). When that value maxes out, I declare my antenna to be properly aimed.
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Ok, so this is a fun config. I’m feeding the Wilson Yagi straight into the Cradlepoint LTE router. I’m feeding one SureCall Omni antenna into the booster and feeding the boosted signal to my Wilson panel antenna. So I have the best of both worlds. My Cradlepoint router is happy, and my phones inside the trailer are happy. If weather was better, we’d be using the second SureCall omni antenna to broadcast our WiFi outside where we could use it at the picnic table. Awesome. Bring it, camping season, bring it. We’re ready.

Caveat: in our current location our Cradlepoint says we're getting an overall signal strength of 100 via the un-boosted Yagi. If the signal from our Yagi was poor, then I'd experiment with boosting the signal before feeding it to the Cradlepoint router.
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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?
Zybane - did you get good results you expected by installing the home version 471104 of the weboost instead of the drive 4g-x? Weboost recommends the Drive models for RV. I was thinking the same equipment would work in my 25' and thought the aluminum body would allow the more powerful home booster to be installed without oscillation. I could move it to my home while not travelling too.

Did you have any oscillation problems? Where did you mount the internal and external antennas - what was the vertical and horizontal distance between them. The only experiences I can find on the forum is with the drive/mobile versions.
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I mounted my SureCall Omni on the corner of a solar panel at the front of my 25FB. I ran the very thick coax cable in a split sheath along the top, mostly under solar panels, and then through the roof above the dinette cabinet to the 4GX. There is ample separation between the Omni and the candy bar internal antenna....I never see the red feedback loop light.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:59 PM   #78
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I'm having better results with a Yagi than an omni directional, even when towers aren't far. Less oscillation and better SNR. I won't bother with an omni in the future.
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I'm having better results with a Yagi than an omni directional, even when towers aren't far. Less oscillation and better SNR. I won't bother with an omni in the future.


We’ve been without our booster for a while due to an in-warranty failure, so we’ve been 100% directional Yagi connected directly to our Cradlepoint router. Results have been quite good!

Meanwhile, WeBoost did a great job honoring their warranty and we now have a replacement booster.
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We’ve been without our booster for a while due to an in-warranty failure, so we’ve been 100% directional Yagi connected directly to our Cradlepoint router. Results have been quite good!

Meanwhile, WeBoost did a great job honoring their warranty and we now have a replacement booster.
Ya I use my Yagi directly connected to my Jetpack hotspot and it has the best results from what I've seen.

My WeBoost is pretty much just there when I go more remote.
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