DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by swwifty » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:23 pm

Yes, if you lock to only one band by definition that will disable CA, but in your case it can be a better thing if download is better on Band 2. Most likely though you will sacrifice upload speed as the signal on band 2 will be weaker coming from your modem than band 12.

Locking to a band doesn't impact what Cat Modem you have. CA features are Cat modem specific but also there are many other LTE release features you want other than CA bands and features, so I recommend always having the latest and greatest for that reason.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by gscheb » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:59 am

Hello swwifty,
Believe I just read a post that said you would mostly recommend wide band antennas? Apposed to Yagi Band specific ones? Asking to see if you are still using your Yagi Band 2 antennas as your set up? Very much considering doing the set up like you had from this post. Would you still recommend to do this? Trying to learn more about things before buy things and see what sticks. Like I have been doing in the past before finding this website.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by swwifty » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:09 pm

gscheb wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:59 am
Hello swwifty,
Believe I just read a post that said you would mostly recommend wide band antennas? Apposed to Yagi Band specific ones? Asking to see if you are still using your Yagi Band 2 antennas as your set up? Very much considering doing the set up like you had from this post. Would you still recommend to do this? Trying to learn more about things before buy things and see what sticks. Like I have been doing in the past before finding this website.
I really don't recommend doing band specific antennas anymore. Unless that is literally your only option or band available in your area. It creates too many headaches, and LTE was designed to work with multiple bands, and subsequently overcomes a lot of wireless channel issues. There's really no point in not taking advantage of the technical design of LTE.
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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by gscheb » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:34 pm

Thanks.
So did you replace your one band yagi antennas now then? If you have a new set up post I would like to see it. Looked for it didn't see one.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by swwifty » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:51 pm

gscheb wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Thanks.
So did you replace your one band yagi antennas now then? If you have a new set up post I would like to see it. Looked for it didn't see one.
I need to update my original post, but haven't yet.

I'm using the log periodic radome antennas that LTEfix sells.

I'm also using Verizon now over AT&T as they have a close tower to me, and I get even better speeds.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by gscheb » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:09 pm

Ok thanks will look at those antennas. Is there currently some where you can get Verizon unlimited hotspot plan? Don't use Verizon cause don't know of such product.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by swwifty » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 am

gscheb wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Ok thanks will look at those antennas. Is there currently some where you can get Verizon unlimited hotspot plan? Don't use Verizon cause don't know of such product.
some what exactly? You'd have to chose a plan that Verizon has and use that. That's what I did.

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by unbunchster » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:13 am

swwifty wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:51 pm

I'm using the log periodic radome antennas that LTEfix sells.
Find no match for 'log' on the page

https://ltefix.com/?catid=&s=radome&post_type=product
stop the plague of sms texting: xmpp

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Re: DP727L15 - 15dBi 4G LTE Directional Antenna Review (Updated with comparisons)

Post by swwifty » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:23 pm

unbunchster wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:13 am
Find no match for 'log' on the page

https://ltefix.com/?catid=&s=radome&post_type=product
Here they are: https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... l-antenna/

They are called yagi's on the page, but they are actually log periodic antennas. Regardless, they still work very well.

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