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Stevekuyper
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Antenna recommendations

Post by Stevekuyper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm

Been testing ZBT-WE826 (16M) for about 3 weeks now and been lurking on the forum and reading almost every thread . great info and been leaning lots.

Would like to use outdoor antennas for better results. I live in the country about 4 miles from towers NLOS, wooded lot , the results i'm seeing below are router setting in window .
Using Paddle Antennas on router only

Most of the time the router is just on B2 but will some times switch to B2 and B12.

Thoughts ?

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!GSTATUS: 
Current Time:  179690		Temperature: 43
Reset Counter: 5		Mode:        ONLINE         
System mode:   LTE        	PS state:    Attached     
LTE band:      B2     		LTE bw:      20 MHz  
LTE Rx chan:   1000		LTE Tx chan: 19000
LTE CA state:  NOT ASSIGNED
EMM state:     Registered     	Normal Service 
RRC state:     RRC Connected  
IMS reg state: No Srv  		

PCC RxM RSSI:  -83		RSRP (dBm):  -111
PCC RxD RSSI:  -84		RSRP (dBm):  -112
Tx Power:      0		TAC:         460D (17933)
RSRQ (dB):     -9.7		Cell ID:     04E7EE0A (82308618)
SINR (dB):      7.2

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!GSTATUS: 
Current Time:  179604		Temperature: 44
Reset Counter: 5		Mode:        ONLINE         
System mode:   LTE        	PS state:    Attached     
LTE band:      B2     		LTE bw:      20 MHz  
LTE Rx chan:   1000		LTE Tx chan: 19000
LTE CA state:  ACTIVE      		LTE Scell band:B12    
LTE Scell bw:10 MHz  		LTE Scell chan:5110
EMM state:     Registered     	Normal Service 
RRC state:     RRC Connected  
IMS reg state: No Srv  		

PCC RxM RSSI:  -80		RSRP (dBm):  -111
PCC RxD RSSI:  -84		RSRP (dBm):  -113
SCC RxM RSSI:  -71		RSRP (dBm):  -102
SCC RxD RSSI:  -71		RSRP (dBm):  -103
Tx Power:      0		TAC:         460D (17933)
RSRQ (dB):     -10.2		Cell ID:     04E7EE0A (82308618)
SINR (dB):      4.2

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Re: Antenna recommendations

Post by swwifty » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:56 am

I'd recommend buying some external antennas, and giving it a shot by testing outside before permanently mounting. It looks like you could benefit from some based on your signal stats.

I'd recommend two of these: https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/698-27 ... l-antenna/

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Re: Antenna recommendations

Post by Stevekuyper » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am

Thank you for the recommendation So I would be better going with Directional Antenna's then with a outside Omni antenna .

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Re: Antenna recommendations

Post by swwifty » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm

Stevekuyper wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am
Thank you for the recommendation So I would be better going with Directional Antenna's then with a outside Omni antenna .
As long as you have the time and willingness to determine which direction the tower is in relationship to your house, I would say yes to directional antennas.

You also need two antennas regardless if they are directional or omni, to support mimo (which you want, cause it will nearly double your download rates)

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Antenna recommendations

Post by Svenhah » Thu May 30, 2019 2:17 am

The DB-8e is the best antenna available but the regular DB-8 is not far behind. You will also need a preamp.

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