As you know that a Mobile Signal Booster antenna is an important component of the setup. A good quality antenna can help make your signal booster work much better and produce even better results.
There are basically three types of Mobile Signal Booster Antenna that are donor antennas. Donor antennas are also called outdoor or external antennas. Below are the outdoor mobile signal booster antennas:
A whip antenna is an antenna consisting of a straight flexible wire or steel or aluminum rod. The bottom end of the whip is connected to the amplifier or radio receiver. The antenna is designed to be flexible so that it does not break easily.
Whip antennas are portable antennas and are usually used in vehicles. boats, etc., for catching radio and mobile signals. But, the drawback of the whip antenna is they are very short gain antennas. They can only catch the signals from 10-12 meters.
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. Yagi antenna is a very high gain antenna and it can catch the mobile/cellular signals from over 900 meters area.
So, if you have 1-2 bars signal available in your area we recommend using a Yagi antenna with your signal booster. Yagi antenna can be used with all our signal boosters.
An internal antenna is used inside the building. It broadcasts the boosted signal received from the amplifier inside the building.
Enjoy your signal booster and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.