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mobeewan wrote:

A directional Wilson electronics directional antenna may also be necessary. You mounted on the mast and then you can turn the mast.

There's some YouTubers that boondock a lot and use them to get better reception for uploading and downloading videos.


when all else fails I dig out the yagi coupled to the weboost, but being a somewhat PITA to orient the yagi if you don't know where a tower is I go with an external omni on about a 15ft pole first.

If the yagi doesn't work I just turn on the garmin inreach and text or email whomever I want to contact and they can text back. As long as I can get to an iridium sat it gets through. And getting to an iridium sat is generally pretty much guaranteed.


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jbrack wrote:

Do cell signal booster work? As most RV'ers know, most RV park wifi is basically worthless. I also have a Verizon Mifi that works off cell service. With a good cell service it works pretty good, but good cell service can also be a problem. I'm looking at a cell signal booster but a decent one is around $400 - $500. Anyone have an opinion on these boosters?


This is my take on things. Cell phone boosters and Wi-Fi boosters do work, but you need an existing signal for them to boost it. If you have absolutely no signal, it can't do any good. If you're looking for general information on cell phone boosters and Wi-Fi boosters, check this ***Link Removed***place out. They have a number of blogs on boosters of all sorts.

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Cell phone signal booster improves signal strength and increases data speeds in the places with poor reception.

In order to decide if you need a booster, ask yourself these questions.

When I am inside the vehicle, home or office, do I have problems with dropped calls or lost connections, poor call audio quality, or texts, emails and voicemails that show up in my in-box hours after they were sent?
When I go outside, do I get better call quality and faster data speeds than when I’m indoors?
If you answered, “yes” to both questions, signal booster will improve the signal coverage in your vehicle, home or office.

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Cell phone signal booster improves signal strength and increases data speeds in the places with poor reception.

In order to decide if you need a booster, ask yourself these questions.

When I am inside the vehicle, home or office, do I have problems with dropped calls or lost connections, poor call audio quality, or texts, emails and voicemails that show up in my in-box hours after they were sent?
When I go outside, do I get better call quality and faster data speeds than when I’m indoors?
If you answered, “yes” to both questions, signal booster will improve the signal coverage in your vehicle, home or office.

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All of the ones I have read reviews on that have an internal and external antenna say that they needed to be very close to the internal antenna as in inches away for it to work. I would like one that amplifies it enough to be outside the rv



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austinjenna wrote:

All of the ones I have read reviews on that have an internal and external antenna say that they needed to be very close to the internal antenna as in inches away for it to work. I would like one that amplifies it enough to be outside the rv

The inside signal from our Maximum Signal Max Amp RV is strong enough that we get a boosted signal outside in roughly the awning coverage area. Our inside antenna is located off center towards that side though, so the coverage is minimal anywhere else outside. Inside, our coverage is end to end with the weakest signal in the bathroom with the door closed.


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I have a Weboost on my house and a no name kit from Ebay on my shop. I can't really tell that much difference. I take the one out of my shop and use it in my trailer when I go out. It helps a lot

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