If you are living in a rural area, most of the time you will be forced to use a cell phone booster. Most often, the cell reception in rural areas will be very poor. One of the main reasons for this is the distance from your location and the cell tower. Poor cell reception also occurs due to other factors like bad weather, hills, mountains, or tall buildings.
Making use of a cell phone repeater inside your house will ensure better cell reception all the time because the device will capture the cell signals coming from the cell tower and increase their strength.
There are mainly 4 components to a signal booster. They are the outdoor antenna, the amplifier, the indoor antenna, and the coaxial cable. Let’s take a look at each of these components.
The outdoor antenna of the cell phone booster system is designed for capturing the outside cell signal and transfer it to the amplifier unit. It is often considered as the anterior limb of the signal booster. Two different types of outdoor antennas are available. The first one is the omnidirectional antenna, which captures cell signals coming from every direction. The other one is the unidirectional antenna, which is used for capturing signals from a single direction.
The purpose of the amplifier unit of a signal booster is to increase the strength of the cell signals that are provided by the outdoor antenna. It is important to note that the gain of the amplifier is always positive because the output signal strength is always greater than the input signal strength. The amplifier unit also reduces the noise and distortion in the cell signals and improve voice clarity.
The indoor antenna is used to rebroadcast the amplified cell signals inside the building. It works as the signal booster’s posterior limb. Most people choose the panel antenna for rebroadcasting the boosted cell signals across several floors. You will need a dome antenna to redistribute the amplified cell signals equally to all parts of the room.
If the external and internal antennas are the anterior and posterior limb of the signal booster system, then the coaxial cables are the nerves. It connects both the external and internal antennas to the amplifier unit. If the amplifier unit is placed far away from the external antenna, you need to use a minimum loss coaxial able to minimize the loss of cell signal strength during its transmission from the external antenna to the amplifier unit.