Mobile phone signal booster

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Has anyone used one of the signal boosters? Legal or otherwise...

 

Wouldn't mind giving one a go for those times when camping up North and it could save an hours drive just to be able to check/send a quick email etc...


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 I've used the 6 dB rfi

Sun, 2020-08-02 15:46
  1.  I've used the 6 dB rfi aerial and patch lead into an old phone (the telstra tough has it still) and it worked great. The next boat will be getting one on the roof for use over the monties 
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They are in use at Winderabandi, work well

Sun, 2020-08-02 19:52

 well, mostly work well. Of course, if Exmouth is packed out and mobile bandwidth in town goes down the tubes, don't expect much . See if I can find a link I had saved to a proven one.  "later on" Ok, don't have a link, but google Cel-Fi or Powertec (same company) , they sell Tesltra approved stuff, of all kinds for different applications including boosting weak signals on farms, which is the kind you probably want. But not cheap. i've just been using one of those mobile hotspot devices at Winderabandi for years, hooked up to a yagi aerial, whcih usually gives me data of varying quality , would be better if the aerial was higher. But no voice unless the signal is good enough to do VOIP via Whatsapp. The booster setups I mentioned above will give you both.

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Cel Fi on board

Sun, 2020-08-02 20:01

I just finished installing my Cel-Fi yesterday. I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.

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 Thanks fellas... I know its

Mon, 2020-08-03 07:14

 Thanks fellas... I know its a bit of a touchy subject but makes a lot of sense to have one especially if shit goes bad for some reason....

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 Boony thgis is the place I

Mon, 2020-08-03 07:21

 Boony thgis is the place I went to to get a booster aerial for my Telstra dongle for Gnaraloo, worked a treat. These guys are all over it https://www.accessantennas.com.au/

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Cheers fellas... 

Mon, 2020-08-03 19:47

Cheers fellas...