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Old 01-21-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Did want to hijack the current cell cam thread but I do have a question....I hunt in Kendall County, just outside of Comfort and on most of the lease I have enough signal to make a call and send or receive multimedia texts. My stand location, and more to the point, my feeder/feed pen location is in a coulee or draw about 40'-60' deep. When I am in my stand (up 50'-ish higher than my feed pen), I can make calls, text, peruse and post on facebook, the greenscree, twitter, etcetera.. but when I am down in the feed pen near the camera, NADA!!!
Question is, are the camera "signal booster antenna" gonna get me where I need to be possibly?


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Old 01-21-2020, 06:56 PM   #2
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Hmmmmm crickets
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:06 PM   #3
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If you have the cuddle link cameras you can make with two cameras. No experience with the booster cell camera antenna.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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Yes, you can buy an LTE antenna that will fix you up. An Omni or directional will for your installation. Most give you 5-9 dB gain.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:25 PM   #5
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Iíve had good luck with my booster antennas as long as I have somewhat of a signal near that area.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:51 PM   #6
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Your camera antenna is stronger than your cell phone.... a booster will certainly help...


I had to go up 17 foot in my hole and put it on the other side of the pen to scratch out 20% signal when they were 3G cameras and so it would stay locked in.. Now that they are LTE my booster antenna is just 10 foot off the ground and I'm at 80% signal. Probably could get by without the booster but I had already bought it for the previous camera so why not use it.


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Old 01-21-2020, 08:02 PM   #7
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I have 2 Wilson booster antennas that fit a covert camera if interested
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:02 PM   #8
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I have had great success with the Spypoint extended range antenna on a 12í stick of conduit. I think the cable is long enough to put it 15í high.


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