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3589i external antenna?

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

  1. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     



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  2. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  3. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  4. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  5. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  6. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  7. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  8. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  9. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  10. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  11. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  12. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  13. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  14. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  15. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  16. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  17. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  18. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  19. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     
  20. David L

    David L Guest

    smokeymike@yahoo.com (smokey mike) wrote in message news:<c1940673.0406172033.7b120557@posting.google.com>...
    > I want to get an external antenna for my '89i, to make this awesome
    > phone even better in fringe areas. Two questions on that, for anyone
    > with experience:
    >
    > 1) The traditional external antenna couples a signal through the back
    > of the phone to the internal antenna. Does that work well??
    >
    > 2) Upon removing the back cover, a connector is visible, presumably
    > for an antenna. Has anybody used this instead?
    >
    > thanks...!


    After lots of research and group effort from a number of 3585/3595i
    users, it appears there is only the less desirable inductive type RF
    coupler for that nokia series, despite what looks like a possible
    external antenna connector hidden under the back cover. No one has
    come up with a way to use that hidden port for an external antenna
    connector. Apparently, that port lacks the RF connectivity and
    physical durability to be used as an antenna connecter. Seems to be a
    test port only.


    Too bad...a high gain, direct connected external/Yagi antenna,
    combined with that phone's already top notch digital performance and
    ability to rapidly switch among usable digital networks/bands, has got
    more than a few, fringe area, cdma user's curiosity stoked.
    Maybe, someone has found the best inductive coupler by now? The other
    purpose of a good external would be to boost the somewhat anemic
    analog performance.

    -
    David
     

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