Next G ??? Aerials ???

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:34
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Didnt wanna hi jack the previous thread, but would like some info on these Next G aerials that are mentioned. Do you have to buy some sort of kit that your phone plugs into or something. Or do you have to have a Tesltra phone for it to work. I am on the Next G service but use a Nokia 6288 phone. Will be doing a lap of Oz soon and would like to know how this set up works, as i would like to have phone coverage as much as possible. Can anyone shed some light on this set up for me please, or point me in the right direction even.

Thanks
Kroozer
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:05

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:05
I dont know if that phone can take an external aerial but if not you may be able to buy a FORCE cradle with an inductive aerial built in as used with a Nokia 6120
The aerial to buy is an RFI CD 2195 costs about $125 It comes with a connector to hook up to the correct cradle and a Force cradle is about $70.




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Follow Up By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:45

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:45
Ok, so the phone has to sit in cradle the whole time to get reception? So really you need the phone bluetootheed through the stereo also. Crikey
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:49

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:49
Graham, with an antenna like the RFI CD 2195, you don't need a cradle. All you need is a patch cord. This is a short cord with the correct connector on one end to join to the antenna cable and on the other end to join to the phone. Just look for (in store or on the web) an antenna patch cord for your particular phone and you will have it. Should cost about $20.

We have two of the RFI antennas. One on bull bar of 4B, the other on the caravan. Patch cord for each and we are under way. In the van, we also have the necessary adapter so we can connect the antenna to the broadband modem for internet.

I got my RFI antenna from a Telstra shop for about $100. Got the patch cords on the net for about $20.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:52

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:52
Sorry, did not notice your phone type. The patch cord assumes your phone has an external antenna plug. For remote travel, IMO you really need a phone with external antenna plug. A good cheap one is the Samsung A 412 or 411. We have two of them.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:38

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:38
Hmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats why I suggested the cradle because most Nokias DONT have an external aerial connector
Otherwise I would have suggested the patch cord as it is more convenient.

Having had about 15 different mobile phones i am pretty much up with what is available and what works with what.

I have mainly had Nokias but unfortunately tried a Motorola to my dissapointment.



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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 01:26

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 01:26
no need for cradle ..
just get the proper patch lead when you have an antenna connector

http://store.comnet.com.au/cat/51334.html

good luck
gmd
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:41

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:41
Nokias DONT have external aerial connectors generally.

Thats why I suggested the cradle




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Reply By: Boobook2 - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:19

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:19
I don't think you can get an external antenna for a Nokia 6288. I went through the excercise and the only Nokias that will take an external antenna ( via inductive patch) are 6120, E51, N95 to my knowledge.

You will need a 850mhz antenna.

Force make a cradle that will adapt these phones to external antennas.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:44

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:44
See the first reply For prices and model number.

That aerial is a multiband and allows the phone to revert to 1900/2100 or whichever it picks up when 850 is not available.





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Reply By: Flywest - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 16:58

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 16:58
I have the Telstra remote area phone for Next G and it has an antenna patch cable socket on the rear!

Have one of the short 1 meter? (6DB gain?) aerials on the bull bar - and it works pretty well.

Used to have a couple of the longer 6 ft 9 db gan? arerlials on the roof of the house and could haul up a signal from 40 miles away, the two longer aerials now in storage.

Far as I am concerned they work well - the internet download speeds with the long aerials on the roof - were twice that of my telstra sattelite dish.

I've heard reports from the telstra contractor guy who installed the new next G system for us to replace the sattelite dish - that one of the other offshore Islands in the Pilbara + a few of the offshore oil rigs gets coverage 80 miles out to sea apparently.

Cheers
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