Internet Reception

Submitted: Monday, Mar 08, 2021 at 18:35
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Saw a van that had a 4g aerial wired to the top of his winegard aerial and when he raised it it was quiet high just wondering has anybody got one and if so did it help with your internet reception
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Monday, Mar 08, 2021 at 19:25

Monday, Mar 08, 2021 at 19:25
I have a broomstick antenna on top of mine which I connect to my modem in the caravan. Generally it will double the number of bars I get e.g. without antenna 2 bar but connecting the broomstick I will then get 4.

One problem I found was that the 4G signal interfered with the TV reception. It took me a long while to work this out as I could only check it when we went away. I changed the Winegard antenna out for a Winsig, I bypassed the coax from the back of the wallplate to the antenna, replaced the wallplate, bought a new TV, all this over about 18 months.

The penny finally dropped when I realised that the TV was fine during the day but broke up after school came out, the more the network was used the more interference I had.

My fix was to raise the bottom of the broomstick antenna to around 600mm above the TV antenna and that fixed it.

In hindsight the first time I noticed this was when stopped at Kalgoorlie and within line of sight of the transmitter. This was around the time that the 4G network was being rolled out.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: humpback - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 08:18

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 08:18
Thank you Kazza great feedback very much appreciated .
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 09:46

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 09:46
Yes I did it to mine years ago.

I riveted an aluminum angle bracket just down from the top and bolted the broomstick to it, fed the cable down alongside the upright and installed a "through the wall" fitting in the roof so the lead comes out inside a cupboard.

I attached it to a splitter so I could connect a modem via patch lead or if I wanted phone reception until recently an older model phone that still had patch lead antennae ports....I used to switch my SIM card to that phone when in patchy/ low signal areas

Now I have installed a celfi go in the caravan directly coupled to the TV/broomstick antennae and no patch a treat.

Just change the broomstick over recently to include the new frequencies that Telstra is using on some of the newer more remote localised mobile networks
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 18:17

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 at 18:17
Height equals might as far as RF paths is concerned

anything you can do to have the signal transmitted and received from outside a shield (caravan 4wd vehicle body) better off you are.

Celfi repeater would probably have been installed into caravan

slightly off topic but relevant to height aspect hand held mobile phone top of mount Augustus (WA ) was in past able to hit the Parburdoo telstra tower.

When i involved in Austsafari rally a airborne link enabled 250km range from a 5w portable radio and 350 odd km range from a 25w mobile radio.

Same couple who did the mt augusta call was involved with setup of radio comms for the austsafari rally.
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