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What type of marine cellular repeater do I need for my boat?

What type of marine cellular repeater do I need for my boat?

The Top Signal HiBoost 4K Marine Cabin cell signal booster improves reception in cabin cruisers, motor yachts, tugboats, and similar-size vessels. (Click to learn more.) Whether you’re spending vacation time out on the lake or your boat is your business, you need to stay connected. Powerful Signal offers a wide selection of cell signal booster solutions that fix poor cellular reception on boats, yachts, and working vessels. A cell signal booster will improve your […]

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“Fast, cheap, or right—pick two.”

“Fast, cheap, or right—pick two.”

Before we get started: This article is about large, commercial cell signal amplifier systems; it’s not about weBoost’s excellent consumer kits for homes, or even the one-antenna WilsonPro 70 systems. We’re going to be discussing installations of WilsonPro cellular passive DAS solutions in large buildings, with multiple floors, tens of thousands of square feet of signal coverage, and four or more inside broadcast antennas. A fact of doing business There&rsquo […]

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8 facts about cell signal strength

8 facts about cell signal strength

Have you ever wondered why you have poor cell signal reception? What affects the cell signal strength in your home and office? Read the facts about cell signal strength and learn: What do the signal bars mean? How is signal strength actually measured? So what’s my actual cell signal strength? Will cell signal strength fluctuate? Physical barriers that block cell signals. I can see the tower, but I have no signal. Frequency and technology limitations. Smartphone apps that […]

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Why do the iPhone X and Samsung Note 8 drop calls?

Why do the iPhone X and Samsung Note 8 drop calls?

You now have a new iPhone X or a Samsung Note 8, one of the newest marvels of modern technology. You waited patiently for the moment you could peel back the gorgeous packaging and lift your new device from its cradle to hold and cherish. Becoming the owner of the latest new smartphone is fun and exciting, and it’s something you look forward to every couple of years. What’s not fun, not exciting, and not worth waiting for are the dropped calls your brand new iPhone X or Samsung Note […]

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What’s the difference between an LPDA antenna and a Yagi antenna?

What’s the difference between an LPDA antenna and a Yagi antenna?

Figure 1: Radiation pattern of a directional antenna, in dB gain. Figure 2: A rooftop TV antenna is a dipole antenna. Figure 3: A 50-Ohm LPDA (top) and a 75-Ohm LPDA (bottom) Figure 4: The dipoles on an LPDA antenna increase in width down the length of the boom, forming a triangular shape. Figure 5: The dipoles on a Yagi antenna are the same (or nearly the same) width down the length of the boom. This blog entry is going […]

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Why don’t cell phones work in my building?

Why don’t cell phones work in my building?

Commercial passive DAS systems improve cellular reception indoors. A passive DAS system brings usable cell signal inside a building, often working within a hostile signal environment brought on by many different types of building materials. So why does one building get strong, usable cell signal, while the building next to it is a cell signal disaster? Unfortunately there is no single answer to that question; there can be several major variables involved. There are four mai […]

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The most popular weBoost home cell signal boosters

The most popular weBoost home cell signal boosters

Many people I talk to ask me what I do for a living. When I tell them about Powerful Signal and how we improve cell signal reception in cars, homes, and large office buildings all over the country, they are amazed. Almost always, their first response to me is, “I didn’t know you could do that!” There definitely seems to be a disconnect between the general public and cellular amplifier technology; not too many people know about this technology and how it works. Let’s ch […]

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Cell Signal Booster Coax Cable: The Complete Guide

Cell Signal Booster Coax Cable: The Complete Guide

Several types of coax cable are used in cell signal booster building systems. Each type of cable has physical and performance characteristics that may determine how it is used. There are many types and brands of coax cable; in this article we’ll discuss the most popular kinds. RG6 and RG11 coax cable RG6 coax cable with F connector Most consumers have experience with RG6 cable: It’s the type of cable used to connect televisions to satellite and cable TV system […]

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Does my cell phone signal booster need to be professionally installed?

Does my cell phone signal booster need to be professionally installed?

Here at Powerful Signal, many people ask us if professional installation is really necessary for cell phone signal booster systems. Let’s address the basic guidelines to consider when answering this question for residential and commercial solutions. Residential installation guidelines Most cell signal booster systems for home use can be self-installed easily, and do not require professional installation. There are some exceptions, however. Residential systems that can be self-i […]

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Will my cellular carrier pay to solve my cell signal problem?

Will my cellular carrier pay to solve my cell signal problem?

The major carriers spend nearly $50 billion each year on improving their networks, but cellular service continues to be a challenge for many businesses. And it’s not just remote locations that have trouble getting adequate cell reception: Large, commercial buildings also struggle with weak or nonexistent indoor signal due to building materials that block cellular frequencies. Cellular carriers often won’t spend the time and money to solve a single customer’s cel […]

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