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3589i external antenna?

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

  1. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     



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  2. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  3. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  4. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  5. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  6. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  7. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  8. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  9. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  10. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  11. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  12. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  13. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  14. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  15. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  16. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  17. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >"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...."

    > This may be true for a 3885, but it is WRONG for the 3589i.
    > If you take off the back cover of a 3589i you can Clearly see that BOTH the
    >top & bottom of the external rod antenna have the metal contact. When the
    >antenna is extended it makes contact with the bottom of the whip, & when it is
    >retracted it makes contact with the top of the whip, (acting as an upside-down
    >antenna, extending downward into the phone.).
    > This whip IS the internal antenna of the 3589i when it is retracted.
    > The test mode of the 3589i always shows a noticable difference in signal
    >strength for me when the whip is extended, however one must realize that,
    >unlike the 5185i & other Nokias, the signal strength number is not in "real
    >time", & is only sampled every 40 to 60 seconds or so. Simply stand up the
    >nokia somewhere, wait to get a sig reading, extend the antenna & wait 'till it
    >updates........


    Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.

    1x mode only updates the signal strength at the slow rate. Change to IS-95 or
    analog mode and it updates once a second.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  18. smokey mike

    smokey mike Guest

    Dave Markson <dave@markson.removeit.net> wrote in message news:<af3bd0ljcnapmf1ultv1cf33cv9pvarngs@4ax.com>...
    > Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.



    I have found the same. And one can verify also that if the whip is in
    the middle position (neither fully up nor down) the sig strength
    suffers a few dB.

    Note that the whip probably only helps for the 850 band signals, where
    it makes the phone ~1/2 wave long. For the 1850 band, the collapsed
    antenna is already ~1/2 wave long.

    By the way, what's under the sticker beneathe the batterywhich says
    "do not remove this sticker"??

    -mike
     
  19. smokey mike

    smokey mike Guest

    Dave Markson <dave@markson.removeit.net> wrote in message news:<af3bd0ljcnapmf1ultv1cf33cv9pvarngs@4ax.com>...
    > Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.



    I have found the same. And one can verify also that if the whip is in
    the middle position (neither fully up nor down) the sig strength
    suffers a few dB.

    Note that the whip probably only helps for the 850 band signals, where
    it makes the phone ~1/2 wave long. For the 1850 band, the collapsed
    antenna is already ~1/2 wave long.

    By the way, what's under the sticker beneathe the batterywhich says
    "do not remove this sticker"??

    -mike
     
  20. smokey mike

    smokey mike Guest

    Dave Markson <dave@markson.removeit.net> wrote in message news:<af3bd0ljcnapmf1ultv1cf33cv9pvarngs@4ax.com>...
    > Extending the antenna gives me around a 3 dBm gain on my 3589i.



    I have found the same. And one can verify also that if the whip is in
    the middle position (neither fully up nor down) the sig strength
    suffers a few dB.

    Note that the whip probably only helps for the 850 band signals, where
    it makes the phone ~1/2 wave long. For the 1850 band, the collapsed
    antenna is already ~1/2 wave long.

    By the way, what's under the sticker beneathe the batterywhich says
    "do not remove this sticker"??

    -mike
     

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