How do I aim my cell booster antenna?

How do I aim my cell booster antenna?

You should aim the outdoor antenna in the direction that best receives the signal from your carrier because a Yagi antenna will not receive any signal that is out of the direction they point to. In other words, if your carrier is out of the beam of the antenna, you won’t receive the boost you’re looking for.

Which way do I point my Yagi antenna?

A yagi antenna needs to be set up pointing in the direction of the cell tower, and because it is directional it will only pick up signal in that direction. Like an omni antenna, the power of the yagi antenna is measured by its “gain”.

How do you point directional antennas?

For Omni directional antennas, they should be in most cases pointed directly vertical. That is to say, pointed directly up into the sky. The only time this would not be the case is when both points are at different altitudes along the same vertical plane such as on a wall of a building.

How high should my cell booster antenna be?

The answer. If you want the best results, put the outdoor antenna at least fifteen feet higher than the indoor one. This usually means putting the outdoor antenna as high up as possible on your roof.

How do I find the strongest cell signal in my area?

Use Cellmapper. Cellmapper is a crowdsourced website that collects data about cellular towers from people who use its smartphone app. Use these direct links to maps for Verizon, AT, T-Mobile, UScellular, or GCI Alaska.

How do I find my signal tower?

Pro Tip: First, type in ‘310’ if you have AT or T-Mobile and select which one you wish to find a tower for. If you have Verizon, type ‘311’ and select it. This coupled with your zip code or address should show the towers in your area immediately.

Where is the best place to position an antenna?

Why it’s helpful: Placing the antenna near the ceiling generally produces the best results because it puts the antenna above the level of low-lying objects in nearby rooms or outdoors that might block the signal.

Where is my nearest network tower?

3 Quick Ways to Find Cell Towers Near You

  1. Use a Website to Locate Cell Phone Towers on a Map.
  2. Check the Coverage Map for Your Cell Service Provider.
  3. Use a Smartphone App to Locate a Tower.

How far will an 8dbi antenna reach?

Antenna Basics

Antenna Type Max Range
8dbi Omni directional 1500ft
9dbi Omni directional 1200ft
9dBi Panel Directional .25 miles
11dBi Omni directional .25 miles