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Just announced, Wilson 805165 Tri-band Amplifier for Verizon 4G LTE!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Due to extremely high demand, Wilson Electronics has just announced their very first amplifier to support 4G LTE as well as the standard dual band frequencies, the 805165 tri-band amplifier for Verizon 4G LTE! Currently, there isn’t a single cellular booster system to boost both 4G LTE and 3G data/voice. However, with the 805165 that will soon be remedied. Operating on the standard dual band frequencies that’ll support 3G data and voice for the more popular carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, the 805165 will also massively increase data speeds on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network. The 805165 features a stunning dB gain of 70, which translates to coverage of up to 10,000 sq ft of area with improved wireless signal.

How does it work?

The outside antenna is placed in the area of best signal, collects it and sends it through a cable to the 805165 amplifier. The amplifier then boosts the 4G LTE, 3G and voice signal, and then sends the boosted signal through a cable to the inside antenna. This provides an area of improved signal that can be used by phones and data cards simultaneously.

Compatibility

The Wilson 805165 will cover the following:

  • Voice on all US networks except Nextel (i.e. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-mobile, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS etc)
  • 3G on all US networks except T-mobile and Nextel
  • 4G on Verizon

Technical Specifications

Product Reference 805165 Tri-Band 3G/4G Amplifier
Product Manual Wilson 801865 product manual
Frequency: Verizon 4G LTE 700MHz Band
Uplink: 776-787 MHz
Downlink: 746-757 MHz

US 800/850MHz Band
Uplink: 824-849 MHz
Downlink: 869-894 MHz

US 1900MHz Band
Uplink: 1850-1910 MHz
Downlink: 1930-1990 MHz

Gain: 70dB typical, 77dB maximum
Maximum linear output power: 25.1dBm (downlink), 29.4dBm (uplink)
Impedance 50 Ohm outside and inside
Oscillation Control: 20-70dB Amplifier Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
2db gain steps
Automatic shutdown on overload
Noise Figure (down): 3.5dB Nominal
Isolation: > 90dB
Power Consumption: 6V, 1.5A – 3.0A
Connectors: N/Female
Dimensions: 8.875″ x 6.0″ x 1.5″
Weight: 2.8 lbs

 

 

Tech Tip: Required Minimum Separation

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Q: What is the minimum separation between the inside and outside antennae for a Wilson booster?

A: Observing the minimum required separation distance between the two antennae is critical. If the antennae are placed too close to each other, oscillation will occur when each antenna picks up the others’ signal. If that happens, the Wilson booster will automatically shut down as a safeguard measure to protect the cell site.

As a rule, the higher a booster’s maximum gain value, the greater the minimum required separation distance. With adjustable gain boosters, dialing down the gain can reduce the required separation distance. However, it may also reduce the indoor coverage area.

As a reminder, remember to read the instructional manual that comes with each and every Wilson booster kit, as it has detailed instructions regarding the antenna separation needed. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

Tech tip: What is gain?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Q: I see in the marketing materials of various Wilson boosters there are mentions of ‘gain’ or ‘passband gain’. What is gain and why is it important in a signal booster?

A: Technically, gain is simply the ratio of a booster’s or antenna’s output power relative to its input power. Gain is usually expressed in decibels, which are abbreviated as dB. Of course, the purpose of a signal booster and antenna is to product (or output) more power than comes in (input).

In a practical sense, a gain value represents the relative level of signal enhancement a booster and/or antenna is capable of providing. All factors being equal, a booster with a higher gain value will provide a stronger signal and/or a larger coverage area than one with a lower gain value.

Gain value is only one of the factors that needs to be considered when choosing a booster. If you are unsure whether a particular Wilson booster model meets your requirements, contact us via our live chat feature at the bottom right of the webpage, via e-mail, or call us!

 

 

Wilson Ultimate Repeater Kit, for all your large building needs!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Wilson Cellular’s 801280 AG Pro cell booster, the #1 amplifier we currently carry in regards to large building projects. With dozens of features, it’s no wonder as to why the 801280 is the premiere choice for large building installs and uses. Today, we’ll be going over the Wilson Ultimate page here on RepeaterStore, with an in-depth analysis and look of each of the components by popular request. We’ll also talk about installation briefly, where the mount the antennae and amplifier itself.

Starting from the top of your installation, you’ll have the outdoor antenna. Featured in these kit choices, are the 301202 Dual Band Omni-directional building antenna, and the 304411 High-gain Yagi Directional antenna. Both are excellent antennae, it’s mostly just a difference of application.

With the 301202 omni-directional antenna, it’s best in situations where you’re looking to cover multiple carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon simultaneously. The antenna is also omni-directional, meaning it’ll receive signal from all of the nearby cellular towers, ideal for situations where you’re unsure of where the nearest cellular tower or strongest signal is. Featuring a dB gain of 5-6, this makes the omni-directional antenna an exceptional choice for the exterior of your large building or home.

The above antenna is the 304411 high-gain yagi directional antenna. This antenna is superior to the 301202 in the sense that it has a higher dB gain of 9-10, and provides a stronger signal boost. However, with this antenna being directional, you’ll need to aim it in the direction of the cellular tower provider you’d like coverage from. This isn’t always easy, so there’s a few different ways you can find the direction of the nearest cellular tower. One way would be to download an Android application called OpenSignalMaps, and can be found in the Google Play store. An alternative would be to enter your location address on www.antennasearch.com.

Next, we have multiple lenghts of cable you’re able to choose from. On the drop-down menus of our website, you’re able to choose from 2′ to 100′. You’ll want to use the shortest lengths when possible due to signal loss and attenuation.

With these types of special cable, they’re significantly thicker than standard RG6 (TV cable). They’re also specially designed for ultra low loss, being called Wilson’s LMR400.

Next, we have the amplifier itself picture at the top of this page. There’s two adjustable gain dials, one for each of the frequency bands supported by the amplifier. This amplifier is currently the strongest, most powerful that we carry. We use it in installs and projects ranging from 10,000 sq ft to around 60,000 sq ft. These cellular amplifier systems are extremely versatile in the sense that you can adjust the gain to be lower if it’s too powerful, add in-line amplifiers or additional indoor antennae if you need extra coverage of specific areas.

Lastly, we have the indoor antennae. Again, there’s two different types here, the 301121 Indoor Dome antenna, and the 301135 Indoor Panel antenna.

The 301121 dome antenna is a ceiling mounted omni-directional antenna, best at broadcasting signal in all directions. These antennae area great in situations where you have a decent to strong signal outside of your home/building, simply due to the fact that these antennae don’t have the highest of dB gain. The range that these antennae broadcast at are strongly dependent on a dozen of other factors, such as signal strength going into the antenna, placement of the antenna, and if there are any brick/metal/solid concrete walls that the signal might be transmitting through.

The 301135 panel antenna are quite versatile, and typically what we recommend in most situations. These have a higher dB gain than the 301121 dome antenna, however these are directional much like the differences between the 304411 and the 301202. The 301135 can be mounted on the ceiling, or wall as shown in the diagrams below.

 

The above diagrams show optimal installation setups, with the antennae and amplifiers being placed in the preferred locations. If you’ve any questions regarding the Wilson Ultimate Repeater Kit, you’re more than welcome to contact us via the live chat window at the bottom right of the website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call!

 

Dropped calls are cell phone owners’ biggest complaint (study)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

A recently released survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms that others share one of your biggest cellphone problems –dropped calls.

72% of cellphone owners said they experience dropped calls at least occasionally. And 32% of cellphone users say they experience this problem at least a few times a week or more. If you’re a smartphone owner versus a basic cellphone user, the list of problems with your mobile device is likely to be longer — smartphone owners reported more problems with their phones.

Dropped calls have been an issue for a number of phone makers, but they plague one carrier in particular — AT&T. Apple’s iPhone 4 on AT&T would reportedly drop calls if held in a certain way which became known as the “death grip.” Apple offered its customers a free bumper case to prevent dropped calls, after a class-action lawsuit was filed. Verizon’s iPhone 4 also developed a reputation for easily dropping calls, so much so that it failed to make Consumer Reports list of recommended phones. The same publication named AT&T “the worst carrier” in 2010.

Spam texts and slow download speeds on mobile devices are also common complaints of cellphone users. 69% of cellphone users say they receive unwanted spam text messages, and more than three quarters cite slow Internet speeds as keeping them from getting the most out of their device.

Some other interesting stats from the Pew study include:

  • 68% of cell owners receive unwanted sales or marketing calls at one time or another. And 25% of cell owners encounter this problem at least a few times a week or more frequently.
  • Of the 69% text message users who said they receive unwanted spam or text messages, 25% face problems with spam/unwanted texts at least weekly.

It would seem consumers are expecting better. “The big change that mobile connectivity has brought to users is the instant availability of people and data,” Jan Lauren Boyles, a Pew Internet and American Life Project researcher who authored this report, said in a statement. “As mobile owners become fond of just-in-time access to others and as their expectations about getting real-time information rise, they depend on the cell phone’s technical reliability. Any problems that snag, stall, or stop users from connecting to the material and people they seek is at least a hassle to them and sometimes is even more disturbing than that in this networked world.”

Are you still having issues with your cell reception? Let us know in the comments!

 
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