Mobile Internet – it’s just radio

I have had a few questions lately regarding antennas for Mobile Phones / Mobile Broadband. As it happens, the “rules” for getting the most out of your connection are the same for other “line of sight” signals such as VHF radio. That’s because your mobile phone / mobile broadband set is basically exactly that, a radio.
So, as with your VHF set, it really comes down to three factors:

  1. Distance from base station
  2. Effectiveness of the antenna
  3. The connection between the antenna and the set.

Let’s have a look at each of these factors in turn. Continue reading “Mobile Internet – it’s just radio”