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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    already connected? i know you aren't supposed to touch it during use, so
    does this affect it?



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    John Salerno





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  2. #2
    CaptainKrunch
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    Re: using the antenna during a call

    Since it is a digital signal clarity shouldn't be affected. Of course if
    you are on the edge of a signal raising may help bring the signal in and
    keep it in. It is my understanding that the handset operates more
    efficiently with the antenna up during calls and as such uses a little less
    electricity. That is what I have picked up from reading these boards.

    CaptainKrunch


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    > call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    > already connected? i know you aren't supposed to touch it during use, so
    > does this affect it?
    >
    >
    >
    > ---
    > John Salerno
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: using the antenna during a call

    When I touch the antenna to pull it up, I see the signal strength
    meter go down and then back up when I let go. So doing this during a
    call in a low signal area might loose the call.


    CaptainKrunch wrote:

    > Since it is a digital signal clarity shouldn't be affected. Of course if
    > you are on the edge of a signal raising may help bring the signal in and
    > keep it in. It is my understanding that the handset operates more
    > efficiently with the antenna up during calls and as such uses a little less
    > electricity. That is what I have picked up from reading these boards.
    >
    > CaptainKrunch
    >
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    >>call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    >>already connected? i know you aren't supposed to touch it during use, so
    >>does this affect it?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>---
    >>John Salerno
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: using the antenna during a call


    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > When I touch the antenna to pull it up, I see the signal strength
    > meter go down and then back up when I let go. So doing this during a
    > call in a low signal area might loose the call.


    I've never lost a call when I pulled up the antenna during a call in a
    fringe area, so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Bob





  5. #5
    Jammy
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    Re: using the antenna during a call


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    > call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    > already connected?


    I only pull up my antennae when making a long distance call or calling my
    daughter PCS to PCS when she is on the East Coast (I am in San Diego, CA).

    Jammy







  6. #6
    Jammy
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    Re: using the antenna during a call


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    > call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    > already connected?


    I only pull up my antennae when making a long distance call or calling my
    daughter PCS to PCS when she is on the East Coast (I am in San Diego, CA).

    Jammy







  7. #7
    Jammy
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you make a call with the antenna down, and then pull it up during the
    > call, does this either help or hurt the reception/clarity since you are
    > already connected?


    I only pull up my antennae when making a long distance call or calling my
    daughter PCS to PCS when she is on the East Coast (I am in San Diego, CA).

    Jammy





  8. #8
    John Richards
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    Re: using the antenna during a call

    Jammy wrote:
    > I only pull up my antennae when making a long distance call or calling my
    > daughter PCS to PCS when she is on the East Coast (I am in San Diego, CA).


    'Long distance' should make no difference since the antenna is only used
    for the path to the nearest SprintPCS tower (a couple of miles, at most).
    You can tell by the number of antenna bars showing on the LCD screen
    whether the signal strength is low, in which case it may help to extend the antenna.

    --
    John Richards





  9. #9
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > Jammy wrote:
    > > I only pull up my antennae when making a long distance call or =

    calling my
    > > daughter PCS to PCS when she is on the East Coast (I am in San =

    Diego, CA).
    >=20
    > 'Long distance' should make no difference since the antenna is only =

    used
    > for the path to the nearest SprintPCS tower (a couple of miles, at =

    most).
    > You can tell by the number of antenna bars showing on the LCD screen
    > whether the signal strength is low, in which case it may help to =

    extend the antenna.
    >=20
    > --=20
    > John Richards
    >=20
    >=20


    John, you've just bitten the bait!
    Nice trolling, Jammy. :-)
    ---JRC---



  10. #10
    Jammy
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    Re: using the antenna during a call


    "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:NE%[email protected]

    John, you've just bitten the bait!
    Nice trolling, Jammy. :-)


    I beg your pardon?

    Jammy





  11. #11
    plane
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    "Jammy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:NE%[email protected]
    >
    > John, you've just bitten the bait!
    > Nice trolling, Jammy. :-)
    >
    >
    > I beg your pardon?
    >
    > Jammy


    The orginal post may or may not be a trolling post( the long distance
    part really was good); but since it's here, what are you all finding
    out about extending the antenna ( I don't mean for long distance) but
    for a call in a fringe area??--I have read the posts which indicate it
    makes no difference with cdma--but my experience with 4 different
    cdma phones on both verizon and sprint over considerable time, seems
    to indicate the opposite of this.

    Numerous times especially with the sprint phones ( sanyo 4700, 4900,
    and now the 5400, in my fringe area (my home) I usually make calls
    with the antenna down, but if I start getting gargled reception, I
    almost always can extend the antenna and in most cases eliminate
    and/or reduce the problem (it happens too often not to be of at least
    some help)---I firmly believed this and was SOP for me, until I began
    seeing the oposite posted by obviously intelligent folks---

    I have even tried bringing up the signal meter on all of these phones;
    it is really hard to judge, the db meter moves about so much, I am not
    sure that it really changes, but this again is just for receiving end;
    might it do more the transmitt side ---?? opinions



  12. #12
    Stromm Sarnac
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > When I touch the antenna to pull it up, I see the signal strength
    > > meter go down and then back up when I let go. So doing this during a
    > > call in a low signal area might loose the call.

    >
    > I've never lost a call when I pulled up the antenna during a call in a
    > fringe area, so I wouldn't worry about it.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >

    I know from looking at the designs of quite a few phones, most phones
    don't have the antenna "connected" other than when all the way down or
    all the way up.

    In other words, the only contact points for most cell phone's
    antenna's are at the bottom of the tube and at the top.


    So, if you pull the antenna part way up, it's just like not having an
    antenna.



  13. #13
    plane
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    Stromm Sarnac <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > When I touch the antenna to pull it up, I see the signal strength
    > > > meter go down and then back up when I let go. So doing this during a
    > > > call in a low signal area might loose the call.

    > >
    > > I've never lost a call when I pulled up the antenna during a call in a
    > > fringe area, so I wouldn't worry about it.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > I know from looking at the designs of quite a few phones, most phones
    > don't have the antenna "connected" other than when all the way down or
    > all the way up.
    >
    > In other words, the only contact points for most cell phone's
    > antenna's are at the bottom of the tube and at the top.
    >
    >
    > So, if you pull the antenna part way up, it's just like not having an
    > antenna.


    Are you an engineer or a cell phone design expert? I have looked at
    the way these antenna are connected too, and don't see a direct
    connection--I have read he posts saying they are there for decoration
    or whatever, but no one has addressed the question of , in acutual
    use, does it help or not---in my experience, I have found too many
    instances that it appears to help.--on different models of both sanyo
    and samsung---in fringe areas.



  14. #14
    Stromm Sarnac
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Stromm Sarnac <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > >
    > > > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > When I touch the antenna to pull it up, I see the signal strength
    > > > > meter go down and then back up when I let go. So doing this during a
    > > > > call in a low signal area might loose the call.
    > > >
    > > > I've never lost a call when I pulled up the antenna during a call in a
    > > > fringe area, so I wouldn't worry about it.
    > > >
    > > > Bob
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > > I know from looking at the designs of quite a few phones, most phones
    > > don't have the antenna "connected" other than when all the way down or
    > > all the way up.
    > >
    > > In other words, the only contact points for most cell phone's
    > > antenna's are at the bottom of the tube and at the top.
    > >
    > >
    > > So, if you pull the antenna part way up, it's just like not having an
    > > antenna.

    >
    > Are you an engineer or a cell phone design expert? I have looked at

    No I'm not an engineer (unless you consider my MCSE & 3Com Network
    Certification as qualifying), nor am I a cell phone design expert
    (although I have had a cell phone since back in 1988).
    > the way these antenna are connected too, and don't see a direct
    > connection--I have read he posts saying they are there for decoration

    There are two connection points on most cell phones with retractable
    antennas. One at the bottom of the tube and the other at the top. Such
    that the only time the antenna's contact (at the bottom of the stick) is
    in contact is only retracted or extended. You can go to radio shack and
    look at many different antenna's and see that the bottom is the only
    contact point.
    > or whatever, but no one has addressed the question of , in acutual
    > use, does it help or not---in my experience, I have found too many


    The science of radio reception/transmission has proven that antenna
    altitude does help. Therefore, extending the antenna will yeld a better
    signal.

    > instances that it appears to help.--on different models of both sanyo
    > and samsung---in fringe areas.
    >

    I know from my experience with my 8100 that I am frequnetly raising
    the antenna (many times after connecting a call, completely ignoring
    that warning sticker on my phone). And that's not even in fringe areas.
    I know that on my old digital StarTac I never had to extend the antenna.



  15. #15
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: using the antenna during a call

    > >
    > I know from my experience with my 8100 that I am frequnetly raising
    > the antenna (many times after connecting a call, completely ignoring
    > that warning sticker on my phone). And that's not even in fringe areas.
    > I know that on my old digital StarTac I never had to extend the antenna.


    does raising the antenna help with the call clarity, or just with reception?





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