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    Recently I went through 2 Yagi antennas and ended up using a Wilson
    Truckers Antenna mounted at about 20 feet. The Yagi's I tried did not
    work at all. The Wilson gets a decent signal ,3 or 4 bars with my
    cingular phone.
    If I would not have been cheated by the company in Flushing New York
    I bought the antennas from it would have cost less than a $100.00
    total.
    Be careful who you buy from, it cost me more than $200.00 for an
    antenna that the company I bought it from advertises for $89.95 and
    they are the highest I found so far. They refused to refund the
    difference between the Yagi and the Wilson because they {fixed} my
    problem.
    I was charged for doing their R&D.





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    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: Yagi -are they necessary?

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Be careful who you buy from, it cost me more than $200.00 for an
    > antenna that the company I bought it from advertises for $89.95 and
    > they are the highest I found so far.


    I don't know what size Yagi you got for $200 but AntennaWorld.com sells
    little 4-element Yagis for about $40. I have two. One for 850 MHz and
    another for 900 MHz. They both work just fine. One of the big problems at
    these frequencies is loss in the coax cable. With regular RG58 you give up
    any antenna gain in the first 14 feet of cable. You must use a very low loss
    cable for it to work. In my case I only have a few feet of cable because I
    hold the antenna in my hand.

    --
    Donald Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net





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    cpm
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    Re: Yagi -are they necessary?

    i use cingualr gsm withan audiovox smt5600 and have marginal service
    at home and would like to try an antenna.

    how do i know which band my phone is using at home?



    On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 07:23:09 -0500, "Donald Newcomb"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Be careful who you buy from, it cost me more than $200.00 for an
    >> antenna that the company I bought it from advertises for $89.95 and
    >> they are the highest I found so far.

    >
    >I don't know what size Yagi you got for $200 but AntennaWorld.com sells
    >little 4-element Yagis for about $40. I have two. One for 850 MHz and
    >another for 900 MHz. They both work just fine. One of the big problems at
    >these frequencies is loss in the coax cable. With regular RG58 you give up
    >any antenna gain in the first 14 feet of cable. You must use a very low loss
    >cable for it to work. In my case I only have a few feet of cable because I
    >hold the antenna in my hand.
    >
    >--
    >Donald Newcomb
    >DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net
    >
    >





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    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: Yagi -are they necessary?

    "cpm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > i use cingualr gsm withan audiovox smt5600 and have marginal service
    > at home and would like to try an antenna.
    >
    > how do i know which band my phone is using at home?


    You could look at the licenses held by Cingular in your area. In some places
    they have just 850 MHz or just 1900 MHz but there are plenty of places where
    they have both. In general if you have poor reception in an area where they
    have both, you'd want and 850 MHz antenna. Only use a 1900 MHz antenna if
    that's the only game in town. Also, make sure that there is an antenna
    adapter for your phone before you buy an antenna.

    --
    Donald Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net





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    cpm
    Guest

    Re: Yagi -are they necessary?

    06375

    On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 20:50:02 -0700, Joseph <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:04:48 GMT, [email protected] (cpm)
    >wrote:
    >
    >>i use cingualr gsm withan audiovox smt5600 and have marginal service
    >>at home and would like to try an antenna.
    >>
    >>how do i know which band my phone is using at home?

    >
    >It probably depends a lot on where you live! Where do you live? ZIP
    >code?
    >
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    >





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