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Old 05-16-2007, 12:41 PM
Some Guy
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Default External antenna? Solution to bad reception at home?

Hi,

I live in an area with pretty bad mobile reception. I want to be able to use
my mobile at home more so was looking for a solution to this.
I have a nokia 6230 and was considering getting maybe some sort of desktop
unit that will charge the phone and be linked to an external antenna (like a
car kit). Is there such a product intended for home use? Or do I have to get
a car kit and modify it somehow?

What sort of antenna should I use?

thanks



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Old 05-16-2007, 01:12 PM
Simon Templar
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Some Guy wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I live in an area with pretty bad mobile reception. I want to be able to use
> my mobile at home more so was looking for a solution to this.
> I have a nokia 6230 and was considering getting maybe some sort of desktop
> unit that will charge the phone and be linked to an external antenna (like a
> car kit). Is there such a product intended for home use? Or do I have to get
> a car kit and modify it somehow?


The best option would be the CARK-126 Car kit as it has an antenna
coupler that attaches to the cradle and it will charge the phone. These
are easily found on eBay.

> What sort of antenna should I use?


Then have a look at something like these for the antenna:
<http://www.powertec.com.au/shop/antennas-building-outdoor-c-38_55_62.html?osCsid=944425f86718b0cb924169fbe6210 f0e>


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Old 05-17-2007, 05:50 AM
sparky
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Default Re: External antenna? Solution to bad reception at home?

Have a look at this site.
http://www.rfi.com.au
Look at Waves.
Cheers
Gavin

"Some Guy" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I live in an area with pretty bad mobile reception. I want to be able to
> use my mobile at home more so was looking for a solution to this.
> I have a nokia 6230 and was considering getting maybe some sort of desktop
> unit that will charge the phone and be linked to an external antenna (like
> a car kit). Is there such a product intended for home use? Or do I have to
> get a car kit and modify it somehow?
>
> What sort of antenna should I use?
>
> thanks
>




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Old 05-17-2007, 11:12 AM
Two Bob
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Default Re: External antenna? Solution to bad reception at home?

> I live in an area with pretty bad mobile reception. I want to be able to
> use my mobile at home more so was looking for a solution to this.
> I have a nokia 6230 and was considering getting maybe some sort of desktop
> unit that will charge the phone and be linked to an external antenna (like
> a car kit). Is there such a product intended for home use? Or do I have to
> get a car kit and modify it somehow?
>
> What sort of antenna should I use?


No need for a carkit. You need an MBC-15S cradle with an AXF-15S antenna
coupler. RFI have a couple of aerials which should do the job OK. If your
phone doesnt have a loudpeaker function, a headset will plug straight into
the cradle.




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Old 05-17-2007, 07:43 PM
John Henderson
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Default Re: External antenna? Solution to bad reception at home?

Two Bob wrote:

> No need for a carkit. You need an MBC-15S cradle with an AXF-15S antenna
> coupler. RFI have a couple of aerials which should do the job OK. If your
> phone doesnt have a loudpeaker function, a headset will plug straight into
> the cradle.


Or use a Bluetooth headset. When you've got a mobile wired to
an external antenna in a building, a Bluetooth headset really
comes into its own.

John

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Old 05-18-2007, 11:21 PM
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On Wed, 16 May 2007 22:41:50 +1000, "Some Guy" <none@none.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I live in an area with pretty bad mobile reception. I want to be able to use
>my mobile at home more so was looking for a solution to this.
>I have a nokia 6230 and was considering getting maybe some sort of desktop
>unit that will charge the phone and be linked to an external antenna (like a
>car kit). Is there such a product intended for home use? Or do I have to get
>a car kit and modify it somehow?
>
>What sort of antenna should I use?
>
>thanks
>


How far are you from the nearest tower? You might be on the edge of
it's range and an antenna may not help.

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