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LG VX6100, reception, antenna?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Scott Ehrlich, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. If I opt to keep my LG VX6100, does anyone know if the poor reception is
    due to the antenna (stub-only) or more to internal circuitry which? If
    it is antenna-based, I could look for an aftermarket extendable antenna.
    If circuitry-based, I won't bother.

    Thanks.

    Scott
     



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  2. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On 12 Oct 2005 10:24:09 GMT, scott@mit.edu (Scott Ehrlich) wrote:

    >
    >If I opt to keep my LG VX6100, does anyone know if the poor reception is
    >due to the antenna (stub-only) or more to internal circuitry which? If
    >it is antenna-based, I could look for an aftermarket extendable antenna.
    >If circuitry-based, I won't bother.
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >Scott


    It is my strong belief that extendable antennas do make a difference
    in reception in fringe areas. I had an LG VX 6000 with a stub antenna.
    I replaced it with a Motorola 710. The Moto far outperforms the 6000
    in reception.

    When my 6000 was new I bought a cheap aftermarket extendable antenna
    that screwed on. It worked like a telescope and extended about an
    inch more than the stub. I found that it added a bar to the meter but
    am unsure whether it actually improved reception.
     
  3. Quick

    Quick Guest

    TeddeLI wrote:
    > On 12 Oct 2005 10:24:09 GMT, scott@mit.edu (Scott
    > Ehrlich) wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> If I opt to keep my LG VX6100, does anyone know if the
    >> poor reception is due to the antenna (stub-only) or more
    >> to internal circuitry which? If it is antenna-based, I
    >> could look for an aftermarket extendable antenna. If
    >> circuitry-based, I won't bother.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Scott

    >
    > It is my strong belief that extendable antennas do make a
    > difference in reception in fringe areas. I had an LG VX
    > 6000 with a stub antenna. I replaced it with a Motorola
    > 710. The Moto far outperforms the 6000 in reception.


    The antenna should be 1/4 or 1/2 wavelength. For the 800 band
    1/4 wavelength won't fit in current clam shells and the small candy
    bar style phones. Thus the extendable antennas.
    For 1900 band it does fit and so the GSM phones pretty much all
    have stubs. With a really strong signal you hardly need an antenna
    at all. When less than that it makes a significant difference. Even
    when your phone works fine with the antenna retracted it can make
    a difference in battery consumption by extending it. With CDMA
    the tower tells the phone how much power to transmit so that it
    "hears" all the phones it's talking to at the same "volume". With
    the antenna retracted the tower will be telling the phone to use
    more power to transmit than if the antenna was extended.

    -Quick
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I am on my second one cause It kept dropping calls, they said it was the
    phone and sent me a new one. Not much of a change since..... I think it
    has to be this kind of phone cause if there service sucked this bad they
    would not be in buisness. now I am debating on pushing the issue and or
    upgrading.


    "Scott Ehrlich" <scott@mit.edu> wrote in message
    news:434ce449$0$21728$b45e6eb0@senator-bedfellow.mit.edu...
    >
    > If I opt to keep my LG VX6100, does anyone know if the poor reception is
    > due to the antenna (stub-only) or more to internal circuitry which? If
    > it is antenna-based, I could look for an aftermarket extendable antenna.
    > If circuitry-based, I won't bother.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Scott
     

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