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Posted: 5/21/2005 10:12:52 PM EST
Just like the title says. Do they make some type of auxiliary antenna that I can mount on my vehicle which will allow me to receive better reception on my T-Mobile V180?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:16:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Just like the title says. Do they make some type of auxiliary antenna that I can mount on my vehicle which will allow me to receive better reception on my T-Mobile V180?



Got an antenna port? If so, yes. Repeaters which do not require a antenna port cannot be used in a vehicle AFAIK.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:10:10 PM EST
BUMP
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:20:01 PM EST
I've seen thru-the-glass passive repeaters in the past, ebay's loaded with them. I'd be a little bit skeptical of them just on principle, and go with a roof-mount magnetic antenna that goes into the antenna jack on the phone.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:27:12 PM EST
Snoop around this website.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:30:43 PM EST
The wife works at a cell phone place. She says buy a MAG MOUNT antenna. It is a plug in unit, but apparently gives you much better reception.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:32:17 PM EST

www.ccrane.com

They have two or three different models.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:43:47 PM EST
Wilson makes one... They also make ignal boosters
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:07:44 PM EST
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48491&item=5775556196&rd=1
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:12:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By OregonShooter:
Wilson makes one... They also make ignal boosters




Wilson makes a model that REALLY works.
It's the only one worth buying. NOT CHEAP, but it works.
Otherwise I say buy an antenna booster off the homeshooping network for $19.99.
BTW I'm just kidding about the 20 dollar stickers.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:02:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tonster:

Originally Posted By OregonShooter:
Wilson makes one... They also make ignal boosters




Wilson makes a model that REALLY works.
It's the only one worth buying. NOT CHEAP, but it works.
Otherwise I say buy an antenna booster off the homeshooping network for $19.99.
BTW I'm just kidding about the 20 dollar stickers.



Which one really works? I was looking at their magnetic mounted antenna. Seems I would have to get a new phone since they do not make an adaptor for mine.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:56:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 7:59:31 PM EST by bluduk15]

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:

Originally Posted By Tonster:

Originally Posted By OregonShooter:
Wilson makes one... They also make ignal boosters




Wilson makes a model that REALLY works.
It's the only one worth buying. NOT CHEAP, but it works.
Otherwise I say buy an antenna booster off the homeshooping network for $19.99.
BTW I'm just kidding about the 20 dollar stickers.



Which one really works? I was looking at their magnetic mounted antenna. Seems I would have to get a new phone since they do not make an adaptor for mine.



Get the TRUCKER antenna, not the magnetic. It really, really works. I have it for all of my long 12 hr. plus trips (just to west Texas). I've done a side by side comparison with someone in my car. We fought over the antenna cable half the way there.

Go here for explanation: wilsonelectronics.com/welcome.htm

I have a 4Runner, but can only mount it to my gear rack (Thule Playpen). I just run the wire through the back gate and up to the center console. I really like it.


bd

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:11:25 PM EST
http://www.alternativewireless.com/cellular-antennas/wilson-antennas/wilson_cellular_amplifiers/index.html

Not sure if this will work on your phone...
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:59:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Just like the title says. Do they make some type of auxiliary antenna that I can mount on my vehicle which will allow me to receive better reception on my T-Mobile V180?



What I did is install the Professional HF kit for my V60, and now my V551, and I hunted down the best mobile cellular antenna I could find (look for 3 to 5 db gain).

Best prices for the HF kit is on ebay. About 1/2 Motorola's list price.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:12:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 9:13:19 PM EST by twonami]
a good external magmount antenna will do the job just fine but if you are in the deep rural areas the amps are simply amazing. I use both and my signal never goes below 3 bars out of 5.
The passive repeater antennas that stick to the windows are useless junk
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:59:57 PM EST
Get a magnetic mount. You will be amazed at how much better your phone works in fringe areas. I have been using one for the last five years.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:18:25 PM EST
phew! I thought this was a wardriving thread
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