For anyone looking to solve their mobile signal issues choosing the right cell booster antenna is very important. But, the problem is that there are many types of cell booster antennas available, and choosing the right one can be difficult.
We will discuss everything in detail so that you know about all types of cell booster antennas.
Let’s first see what is the cell booster antenna. As the name suggests it is an antenna that helps boost the cell phone signal antenna. But it is not the antenna that is built inside your cell phone we are talking about. Rather it is an external antenna that is used along with a cell phone signal booster.
There are four major types of cell booster antennas.
A whip antenna is an antenna consisting of a straight flexible wire or rod. The bottom end of the whip is connected to the radio receiver or transmitter. The antenna is designed to be flexible so that it does not break easily, and the name is derived from the whip-like motion that it exhibits when disturbed. This type of antenna is mostly used in vehicles to receive radio and cellular signals.
Panel antennas are common at Ultra high frequency (UHF) frequencies, where they are often used for cellular/mobile base stations or wireless networking due to their size and directional properties. At VHF frequencies, such an antenna would be impractically large for most receiving applications unless implemented as no more than a two-bay design.
The panel antenna is not practical at HF or lower frequencies due to its mechanical size.
A Yagi antenna is a directional antenna consisting of two or more parallel resonant antenna elements in an end-fire array; these elements are most often metal rods acting as half-wave dipoles. These are very powerful antennas and catch cellular signals, radio signals, and many other types of signals. If your signal reception is 1-2 bar then you should use this antenna along with your signal booster.
In radio communication, an omnidirectional antenna is a class of antenna that radiates equal radio power in all directions perpendicular to an axis, with power varying with an angle to the axis declining to zero on the axis. This antenna is used inside the building. It broadcasts the boosted signal inside the building equally on all sides.
So, these are the cell booster antennas and now you know which one should you use. If you have any questions regarding any of our products please contact us.