Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Antenna adapter for Motorola RAZR V3m - 352015

The external antenna adapter for the Motorola RAZR V3m is the 352015. We have received several inquiries regarding the use if the 352015 for the RAZR V3m. Our engineers tested the adapter on the V3m that we have here and found that when connected to the ARC wireless freedom antenna we saw a 19 dB system gain.

Friday, May 25, 2007

External Antenna Adapter for Sierra Wireless Aircard 875U USB Modem

External antenna adapter 359912 is compatible with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem. This is the same external antenna adapter that is compatible with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 PC Card.

Option Wireless Technology GT Max 3.6 ExpressCard Antenna Adapter

Antenna adapter 359917 fits the Option GT Max 3.6 ExpressCard offered by Cingular Wireless - the new AT&T :)

Samsung Blackjack I607 External Antenna Adapter

The Samsung Blackjack SGH-i607 External Antenna Adapter is part number 359921. The port is located under the battery door. In testing, the port showed a 10 dB improvement while attached to the ARC wireless freedom antenna. For vehicle use, we recommend the model AA-012 magnetic antenna.

External Antenna Adapters for LG VX9400, Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve and Pantech PN-820

Trip to the Verizon Wireless store yesterday yielded the following new adapter/phone combinations:
  • LG VX9400: 359919
  • Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve: 352015 (Please see the warning regarding some problems that people have had with the RAZR series of phones and antenna adapters.)
  • Pantech PN-820: 359909

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Basics: Dual-Band Cellular/PCS Antennas for Cars

Up to 90% of a cell phone's power on transmit and receive is absorbed within a car or truck and the users head. We solve this problem by channeling all the power from the cell phone to the outside antenna. This results in our dual band antennas transmitting and receiving over 10 times the signal of a cell phone used inside a car / truck without an outside antenna.

There are many different ways to mount antennas to your vehicle. Mini magnetic mount or a full size Wilson Cellular antenna is probably the simplest and the most portable. NMO Mount antennas such as the Antenex Phantom or Wilson NMO involve actually drilling a hole in the roof of the vehicle. These offer a much cleaner look than the magnet mount because the wires are all inside the vehicle. If you don’t want to drill a hole and you don’t want wires hanging outside the vehicle you can use a Wilson Cellular or Antenna Specialists glass mount antenna but performance does suffer as compared to an NMO or magnetic mount antenna.

To connect a cellular antenna to your phone you will need the appropriate phone adapter cable.
In additional to simply using a
cellular antenna many amplifiers are available to further boost your signal. Amplifiers are used in additional to your cellular antenna.

An inline amplifier provides even greater range by increasing the strength of the received signal as well as transmitting a stronger signal back to the cell tower.

If your phone does not have an antenna adapter available, a SignalBoost amplifier can be used to boost your phone’s signal.

Lastly, if you need to improve the signal for multiple phones in a single passenger vehicle a wireless vehicle repeater from Wilson Cellular or Digital Antenna may be used.

As you can see, there are many antenna and amplifier options for your vehicle. If you are unsure of which solution is right for you, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NEW PRODUCT: EA-1089A FME/Female Dual Band Right Angle Swivel Portable Antenna

The EA-1089A FME/Female dual-band omni-directional right angle swivel antenna is ideal for use as the interior antenna for a Wilson Cellular Dual-Band SOHO Repeater (801245). The antenna features a right angle swivel which allows the antenna to be properly positioned (vertical) whether the Wilson Cellular Dual-Band SOHO Repeater (801245) unit is simply sitting on a desk or mounted to a wall.

The antenna has an FME/Female connector which allows it to connect directly to the FME/Male interior antenna connection on the 801245 SOHO Repeater. It will not connect directly to the higher powered amps with N/Female connectors or the Digital Antenna amplifiers with Mini UHF/Female connectors. The antenna is not designed to be connected directly to a phone/phone adapter cable.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Don't tie me down with wires

The Digital Antenna DA4KSBR-50U 3 Watt 60dB Gain Dual-Band Wireless Cellular Amplifier / Repeater Kit is compatible with all cellular and PCS carriers in the USA and Canada, including Cingular, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Alltel and T-Mobile. Not compatible with Nextel, SouthernLINC or Mike (Canada). It is compatible with all 800 (850) and 1900 MHz digital cellular phones and tri-mode phones operating on CDMA, TDMA, PCS, GSM850/1900, GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EVDO, EV-DO and AMPS (Analog) Systems.

You can now speak and be heard clearly on a cell phone inside homes, offices and large marine vessels and RVs (40' length or greater), without feeling tied down.
Digital Antenna's PowerMax DA4000SBR (DA4KSBR-50U) cell phone repeater increases signal strength and improves cellular communication without a physical connection to cell phone. This cell phone amplifier/repeater also boosts the performance and range of your cell phone up to 30+ miles.

This SOHO Cell Phone Amplifier/Repeater System provides up to 3,000 to 5,000* sq ft of coverage. Interior coverage varies based upon the strength of the outside signal and building construction and materials. The DA4000SBR (DA4KSBR-50U) system will typically penetrate to 1-2 interior walls (drywall construction) and 1 floor.

Compatible with: All cellular and PCS carriers in the USA and Canada, including Cingular, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Alltel and T-Mobile. Not compatible with Nextel, SouthernLINC or Mike (Canada).


  • Wireless - no connections to cellular phone
  • Amplifies 800 (850) and 1900 MHz bands
  • Use multiple cellular phones and carriers at the same time
  • Reduces dropped calls
  • Up to 5000* sq ft coverage area (under optimum conditions)
  • Extends the life of your cellular phone battery

DA4000SBR - 50U: Digital Antenna 3 Watt 60dB Gain Dual-Band Wireless Cellular Amplifier / Repeater COMPLETE SOHO SYSTEM - DA4KSBR-50U

NEW PRODUCT: AA-012 Mini magnetic cellular antenna

We have a new mini mag antenna that you will be amazed with!

Big performance in a small package! Works great on passenger cars and trucks and performs as well as many taller magnetic mount antennas. Compatible with all generations of CDMA, GSM and TDMA including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, CDMA, 1xRTT, EVDO, TDMA, AMPS, iDEN, Nextel


  • Dual-Band & Tri-Mode: 800MHz & 1900MHz Analog and Digital
  • Compatible with all Cellular, PCS and iDEN providers
  • Easy to install
  • Removable - easily transfers from one vehicle to another
  • Metal ground plane required (minimum 8" diameter)
  • 10 to 15 times more signal than a cell phone used inside vehicle without an external antenna

As always, check out our variety of antennas on our website

No antenna port or antenna adapter for your phone? No problem with Wilson's SignalBoost.

Wilson Cellular's new SIGNALBOOST Cellular/PCS amplifier is a low-cost solution to boost a single cell phone or data cards signal in mobile, home and office applications.

Because the
SIGNALBOOST Cellular/PCS amplifier attaches to a cellular phone or data card using a velcro connector instead of a standard antenna adapter it is able to work with virtually any cellular phone or data card - just attach the velcro adapter to the phone over the location of the phone's antenna.

  • Works with all Cellular/PCS cell phone and laptop data cards (except iDEN/Nextel)
  • Connects to ALL phones and data cards with a universal connector using a Velcro patch
  • No plug-in phone adapter needed
  • Has 10 times more power than your cell phone or laptop data card
  • Significantly improves voice and data signal quality
  • Increases data communication rates needed for 3G technologies
  • Receives and transmits better than your cell phone
  • Extends cell phone battery life
  • Works great in mobile, in-building and marine applications
  • Easy to install and use
  • Works on all generations of CDMA, TDMA and GSM
  • Up to 3 Watts maximum power
  • Power control logic ensures maximum output power is within cellular standards
  • FCC and IC (Industry Canada) accepted
  • US and foreign Patents Pending

For even better performance:

If your phone does have a
phone adapter cable available, an inline amplifier which plugs into your phone with a phone adapter cable performs even better!

Need something that supports multiple phones simultaneously?

We also offer wireless
vehicle, large RV/marine, home and building solutions for multiple phones and/or devices.

Option GT (Globetrotter) Cellular Data PC Cards

Most Option GT (Globetrotter) family cellular data PC Cards support an external antenna using the FME antenna adapter 359917. However, certain Option cards with WLAN (Wi-Fi) support do not support an external antenna. To determine if your card has a port, please see the picture to the right.

Please note that on WLAN/Wi-Fi cards with antenna ports the port itself does not support WLAN - i.e. you can increase your cellular signal but not your WLAN signal even if you use an antenna such as the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna which itself does support both Cellular/PCS and Wi-Fi frequencies.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Multi-band Global Cellular Antennas and Dual-Band Euro/Asian Boosters

Digital Antenna

The vast majority of cellular antennas available on the market support North American Dual-Band Cellular and PCS Frequencies (800/850MHz & 1900MHz bands.) Digital Antenna has introduced a line of Multi-Band Global Cellular Antennas which support all cellular bands worldwide (850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 2100 MHz). They offer marine grade fiberglass antennas in 18", 30", 4' and 8' models as well as the 489-DB Multiband Directional Yagi for fixed installation usage. These antennas are designed and manufactured for all cellular systems, including third generation (3G) and WCDMA technology.

Furthermore, they also have the DA4000E PowerMax™ EuroAsian Cell Booster which is a 3 Watt Dual-Band Direct Connect (Inline) Signal Amplifier for Europe and Asia. This unit supports European and Asian cell phones operating on either 900MHz or 1800Mhz - it does NOT support US/North American frequencies (see the DA4000 - Digital Antenna 800MHz/1900MHz Dual-Band 3 Watt PowerMax Direct Connection Amplifier for North American use.)

ARC Wireless

Our most popular portable antenna for use with cellular data cards is the ARC-FR0803R30 (FME) - ARC Wireless Solutions Freedom Cell Phone Antenna. The antenna as well supports all cellular bands worldwide (850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 2100 MHz).

Antenex (Laird Technologies)

Lastly, we have a selection of Antenex Phantom antennas which support the worldwide cellular bands. These antennas are available in NMO mount and P-mount options and support the iDEN, Cellular, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS, UMTS and ISM/WiFi bands.

Friday, May 11, 2007

External Antenna Adapter for the Palm Treo 750

It is looking like we may have an adapter for the Treo 750 in the next couple of months. We hope to have a sample within the next month and if testing goes smoothly production units a month or so after that.

As the Treo 755p has a very similar housing to the Treo 750 it is possible that a Treo 750 adapter will fit the 755 but we do not know at this time.

Motorola M800, M900 Car Phone & M900 Bag Phone

For those of you (like us) who sometimes wish that you had an old style full install car phone or bag phone there is good news. In the next month or two we should hopefully have a selection of Motorola M800 & M900 Car Phones and M900 Bag phones available.

M900 Car Phone (3 GSM Models):
  • Cingular Wireless (850MHz/1900MHz)
  • Dobson GSM (850MHz/1900MHz)
  • T-Mobile (850MHz/1900MHz)

M800 Car Phone (2 CDMA Models):

  • Alltel
  • US Cellular

Privacy handsets for the M800 and M900 Car Phone will also be available.

M900 Bag Phone (3 GSM Models only):

  • Cingular Wireless (850MHz/1900MHz)
  • Dobson GSM (850MHz/1900MHz)
  • T-Mobile (850MHz/1900MHz)

Field Test Mode Document Updated

The Field Test Mode document has been updated with a slew of new phones including:

  • T-Mobile Dash, HTC Excaliber, S620
  • Motorola M800 Bag Phone
  • Motorola Q (Sprint)
  • Pantech PN-3200
  • Samsung A740
  • Samsung U740
  • Sanyo PM-8200

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Questions on the Treo 650, Treo 700 external antenna adapter

Some customers have looked at the Treo 650, Treo 700 external antenna adapter after they have received it and questioned whether or not the adapter will properly connect.

We can unequivocally state that the adapter does properly connect to the phone's antenna circuitry. We have tested the adapter extensively with our own Treo 650s and 700s as well as others. We put the phones into field test mode to confirm the improvement in dB signal strength (with external antenna attached.)

To the right you can find an example picture of the results with one of our phones.

Part of the confusion is due to the fact that the signal strength display on the phone, in particular on CDMA models (Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Alltel, etc), is not particularly accurate. Field test mode is a much better method to measure.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 Antenna Adapter Short SSMB Connector

Some customers have contacted us concerning the "External antenna does not improve performance on the AirCard 875" entry in the Sierra Wireless Knowledge Base.

The issue discussed in the entry is that some antenna adapters for the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 PC Card have a short SSMB connector.

This warning does NOT apply to the AirCard 875 compatible adapters that we sell.

Our adapters do not have a short SSMB connector. We have successfully tested our adapters with several AirCard 875 PC Cards. We used Sierra Wireless' Watcher application to confirm that the adapters made contact and signal improvement was seen. (Information on reading dBm signal strength using Sierra Wireless' Watcher application).

Should you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:
Toll Free: (877) 594-5766

Looking for Sierra Wireless Aircard 875U USB Modem Owners

We are trying to determine which antenna adapter is compatible with the Sierra Wireless Aircard 875U USB Modem offered by Cingular (the new AT&T) Wireless.

If you own a Sierra Wireless Aircard 875U USB Modem and are interested in trying an adapter, please contact

External Antenna Adapter for Sierra Wireless Aircard 595U USB Modem

Cellular antenna adapter 359912, which is compatible with many Sierra Wireless Aircards, is compatible with the Sierra Wireless Aircard 595U USB Modem.

This USB modem is also known as the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem by Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U.

Please note that this adapter is NOT compatible with the Sierra Wireless 595 PC Card Modem.