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November 5, 2013 — by WEBOOST

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Holy cow–it’s November already (where has the time gone?!)

Regardless, it’s time for our Tuesday Technical Tip from our Technical Support Department (say that 10 times fast!) Take a look at this month’s tip. It may just answer a question you have, or have had in the past. Got a technical question of your own? Want to see it featured on our blog? Feel free to email us at twhite@wilsonelectronics.com.

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Q. I am thinking of buying an 803670 (AG Pro Quint), but may have difficulty getting 50 feet of antenna separation.  I can get 40 feet of distance and 7 feet of vertical.  Is that enough? I could put an external omni directional antenna 8-10 feet above the indoor antenna and just outside the wall, and put a cookie sheet (or something similar) over the internal ceiling-type antenna. Will that block the interference? Any other suggestions?

Also, I have 3/4 inch wood ceilings and 2 in thick rafters.  Is there likely to be much difference whether I mount the internal antenna on the ceiling, or above it, between the rafters?Wilson AG Pro Q

A. This is a great question. If you are unable to obtain a minimum 50 feet of separation between your interior and exterior antenna, using a shield on top of the interior antenna (like you have suggested with the cookie sheet) will help. Plus, if you happen to have a metal roof, separation will not be an issue.

When mounting the internal antenna in an attic, make sure to place the internal antenna underneath the insulation. Signal will not pass through the ¾ inch wood rafters very well.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call our support line at 1-866-294-1660, or email us at tech@wilsonelectronics.com and any of our capable technicians will be happy to assist you.

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    Comments (2)

    Doug Varner on January 24, 2014 at 1:38 am said:

    Can I put an intermediary repeater between the cell tower and the outdoor antenna at the building?

    The building is in a valley and cell signal is low. I want to use a wilson 4g repeater/booster at the building, put another wilson 4g repeater/booster at the top of the hill where the signal is very good then have the cell tower signal be received by a yagi or directional antenna on the input side, then on the output side (that would normally go to an indoor antenna) connect another yagi or directional antenna. The yagi on the output side would be aimed at the yagi on the building

    At the building the yagi or directional antenna, would receive the transmission from the intermediary repeater/booster and be connected to an inside antenna for the final point of emanation.

    The AG PRO QUINT is the model I was reviewing, but if the scenario is possible, I would be accepting of other possibilities.

    I will have facilities to mount the repeater/booster out of the weather.

    Will you please comment on whether this works in theory or has been put into practice anywhere.

    Thank you. Doug Varner

    Doug Varner on January 24, 2014 at 1:38 am said:

    Can I put an intermediary repeater between the cell tower and the outdoor antenna at the building?

    The building is in a valley and cell signal is low. I want to use a wilson 4g repeater/booster at the building, put another wilson 4g repeater/booster at the top of the hill where the signal is very good then have the cell tower signal be received by a yagi or directional antenna on the input side, then on the output side (that would normally go to an indoor antenna) connect another yagi or directional antenna. The yagi on the output side would be aimed at the yagi on the building

    At the building the yagi or directional antenna, would receive the transmission from the intermediary repeater/booster and be connected to an inside antenna for the final point of emanation.

    The AG PRO QUINT is the model I was reviewing, but if the scenario is possible, I would be accepting of other possibilities.

    I will have facilities to mount the repeater/booster out of the weather.

    Will you please comment on whether this works in theory or has been put into practice anywhere.

    Thank you. Doug Varner