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3589i external antenna?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by smokey mike, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  9. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  11. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  12. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  13. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  15. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  16. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  17. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  18. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  19. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  20. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    : I took apaart my 3585i and here's what I found. The only metallic
    : contact the external antenna has with the phone, is in the down or
    : shorted position, when the external is disengaged. There's no direct
    : electrical contact in the up position with the external antenna.

    <snip>

    : The GPS and patch are always connected, at least mechanically. The
    : supplied external antenna is looking more and more like a placebo.

    I've always suspected this - extending the external antenna on my
    3589i never seems to make any difference in my average signal
    strength. When I put the phone into test mode, I can not see any
    difference, on average, by leaving the antenna completely up or down.
    Signal strength will always flunctuate regardless of the antenna, so I
    so kind of look at the average.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     

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