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Submitted: Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 15:38
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has any body used or have any thoughts on the omnidirectional 3g 800 mhz -3ghz antennas for your wireless broadband or mobile phone especially out in the backblocks ;made by little devil antennas in tasmainia ;thanks for future replies barry
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 16:55

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 16:55
just took delivery of one of their Yagi antennea..spoke with them on the phone and very genuine bloke and helpful

still to try the goods outback .........but I have every confidence in the product as it seems he is a HAM operator that has branched out into manufacturing as well and there is nothing like someone who from first hand experience decides to build something them selves to meet a market that is not catered for

the package and presentation was very professional on arrival...he also built me some patch leads split to my requirements so I can have the internet and the phone connected at the same time in the van rather than swap and change the patch leads if we are camped for extended periods


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Follow Up By: Going Bush - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 21:48

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 21:48
I tried using a nextG Yagi but found it very frustrating to point the antenna exactly in the right direction, you need to know where the tower is and then need to be able to aim the antenna precisely, problem being the Signal bars do not display on the phone until after the signal has locked, by which time I'd have moved past the tower. Yagi is good for a fixed installation but a real pain if you are on the move.
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Reply By: guy007 - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 18:36

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 18:36
Hi Barry,
Am interested in the same same product. We have ditched our satellite broadband as it is too slow and too expensive. We have set up our home broadband using aBigpond Next G 7.2 modem. We live in western NSW and only have limited coverage from the mobile tower. We are looking at fitting a good aerial to our house roof and one which we can also use on the caravan when travelling as the 7.2 Gateway can be taken with you in the van and has a wireless connection to multiple computors. The best bit is that it runs on 12 volts!.
We are considering an aerial touted as being better than a Yagi .
It can be found at this site.

Check it out..would be interested to hear your comments


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Reply By: Going Bush - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 21:41

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 21:41
I use one of those Little Devil antennas, they really pull the signal in. I have gone one better and mount mine on a telescopic pole when we are camped. Can find one or two bars an extra 50-200klm (depending on terrain) away from where we lost signal on the bullbar mounted broomstick. Have some photos of how I set it up in the rig section of my website at
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Reply By:- Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:29

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:29
should have mentioned the antenna i was interested in is a round one that has a magnetic base or can be bolted to my bullbar ;thanks for replies barry
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Follow Up By: Going Bush - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:46

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:46
Yep thats the little round one up there on the pole, Its the LD Omnidirectional antenna that can be fitted with the magnetic base. The pole is a collapsible swimming pool pole from bunnings, that can easily fit on your roofrack. The same antenna without the pole works perfectly , The LD antenna gives the stronger signal but the pole is what gives the extra range.
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