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Old 28-02-2011, 21:31   #1
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Mifi and iPhone Antenna / Amplifier

After messing with several more expensive solutions with underwhelming results, I'm now wonderfully happy with the Wilson Sleek amplifier/antenna for my Mifi and Iphone. Less than $100 in US - I've seen it as low as $75.

Place a phone in the cradle and you see an instant 2+ bars signal increase in fringe areas. I use it mostly with the Mifi as it makes internet bandwidth much more reliable. Works fine with the included little antenna (stick it through a hatch and dog the hatch on the tiny coax) and even better if you attach a mast head antenna (using low loss cable like LRM-400). Runs on 12v with a cigarette lighter plug. If you're putting a phone in the cradle use a bluetooth headset since it's a little big to hold to your ear.

Amazon.com: Wilson Electronics 815226 Sleek Cell Phone Signal Cradle Booster for All CellPhones - 1 Pack - Case - Carrier Packaging - Neutral: Cell Phones & Accessories

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Re: Mifi and iPhone Antenna / Amplifier

I have been looking at those..... so you'd recommend it?
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Re: Mifi and iPhone Antenna / Amplifier

Yes

I'm replying to this email anchored off Ossabaw Island Georgia. Mobile phone iffy. Verizon Mifi reports EVDO at -52dbm in the cradle and -72dbm out of cradle. Pandora internet radio also stops if I take the Mifi out of the cradle.

There are other good solutions but I don't know one that's this cheap, requires no special setup, and gives this sort of gain.

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