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n1976jmk
01-29-2006, 04:11 PM
OK, my last car had the nokia hard wired phone kit and i had an AS antenna mounted to my back window and the wire would run from my back window into the the back on the car kit and when the phone was in the cradle it would switch to using the outside antenna....

i still have the antenna and cable and connector from that.

my question is,i have alot of problems in my office upstairs and i wanted to know if i could mout that same antenna to the outside of one of my windows and run the cable to the bb 8700c. is there an adapted made to hook the outside antennna to a blackberry?

also, if i am wrong in thinking i can do this, can someone tell me what i can do to make my recepetion better in the office??

basically, i wanna boost the signal so my recepetion is better and people can hear me and i can hear them BETTER.


thanks in advance for everyones help....
Jon

Inphektion
01-29-2006, 05:03 PM
I use something like this:
http://www.cellantenna.com/repeater/cae50.htm

coreyg510
01-29-2006, 05:27 PM
400$. Wow, I wouldnt spend that much on an Antenna, but thats just me. It seems like one of those "it was a good idea, but theres more problems and headaches that its worth.

Inphektion
01-29-2006, 07:38 PM
400$. Wow, I wouldnt spend that much on an Antenna, but thats just me. It seems like one of those "it was a good idea, but theres more problems and headaches that its worth.

Yea I said "something like this" cause I couldn't remember the model number of the one I have but this is it exactly.
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=YX500-PCS

not 400 but still pretty expensive.

greggebhardt
01-29-2006, 07:50 PM
They work very well. A friend has one outside Nextel coverage in Jacksonville, Fl. I loose signal until I go thru the gates of his compound and then full bars.

Might be expensive but it work like it is surposed too.

CrackWheel
01-30-2006, 11:35 AM
The best amplifiers are made by Wilson. They have car amps and such. Expensive but well worth it.

rcg
01-30-2006, 04:37 PM
It's not as simple as slapping an antenna to your BB and call it day... Bi-directional amplifiers (BDA) if designed correctly will be site controlled to minimize system interference. For you old schoolers this is like having a 3 watt kit for your portable phone.

http://store.bizshopr.com/gadgets.html