Next G Aerial Question

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:13
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Dose Telstra have a spacific car aerial for the Next G network, and if not which is the best one to buy?
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Reply By: Krakka - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:29

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:29
Hi Cobber, They have a couple. One is a small approx 4 inches tall, Personally wouldn't bother, not much gain. They also sell a larger one with a magnetic base about 15-18 inches tall. This is the one to buy I have been told. The small one sticks on with double sided tape. Saw one for $40.00 at Telstra shop last week. This one was for the T7 phone.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:08

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:08
We have a magnetic base antenna for the Next G modem.

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:39

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:39
It depends where you fit it.
I had a 6-7Db gain long antenna mounted on my gutter, and unless it was vertical you could receive a long distance but not send. In any case if you are driving you tend to drop out in valleys etc unless in very flat country.

I didn't like it vertical because of clearance and wind resistance. I finally broke it into bits reversing out of a motel driveway.

I then decided on a 4Db gain little stumpy 4 inch antenna. Mine is drilled through the roof. It must be placed in the centre of a large flat area eg roof to get max radiation. So far it is great as it allows entry to car parks and is unobtrusive. I haven't been out in the outback with it yet but so far has good performance.

So there is more to consider than just performance IMHO.
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Reply By: 3F62 - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:44

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:44
Telstra shop or better still a 2-way radio shop that sells & installs 2 way radios & Mobile phone kits would be your best option......brands like RFI, Benlec, Antenna Agencies, Mobile 1 & GME all sell antenna's for Next G.

Look at where you wish to mount your antenna & the sort of terrain you wish to use the phone & take this info with you.

Antenna's made for the old Analogue & CDMA networks are also correct for the Next G frequencies.



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Reply By: long haired nomad - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:06

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:06
I have what they call a broom stick aerial from the CDMA days. Its about 2 1/2 foot tall and about 3/4" thick mounted on my bullbar. This is the way to go in my opinion. Spring base and has been hit by several birds as im driving with no damage at all.retals for about $120 cable included.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:07

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:07
Hi Cobber

We bought the very expensive bit of plastic junk car kit for our Next G phone, and got the antenna through the technician who wired it in for us, as i know from past experience he sells them cheaper than Telstra shop.

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Reply By: troopyman - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:43

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:43
http://store.comnet.com.au/cat/2000942.html
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:22

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:22
I have the Blue Modem

Maxon make an antenna for it.
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