Quad-band Wired Cellular Antenna SMA

A Quad-band antenna for embedded cellular devices. This antenna will allow you to connect your cellular module to the outside world. Operates on four frequencies. Comes with a 3M adhesive backing for mounting. Standard male SMA terminated.

Key Specifications:

  • Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz and 2.4GHz
  • For GSM/GPRS, CDMA/1X, TDMA/AMPs, CDPD, 2 Way pager Re-Flex
  • Cable with RG174A/U - 3m long
  • Connector: SMA

    Electrical Properties:

  • Frequency range: 824 ~ 960 MHz // 1710 ~ 1990 MHz

  • Impedance: 50 Ohm nominal
  • VSWR: <2.0 : 1
  • Gain: 3.5dBi
  • Radiation: Omni
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Wave: Half Wave Dipole

    Mechanical Properties:

  • Size: 115x22x4mm

  • Connector SMA (Male) standard
  • Cable: RG174
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Over-mold housing: ABS Black
  • Mounting: Adhesive backing
  • Operation Temperature: -40 to +85C

Quad-band Wired Cellular Antenna SMA Product Help and Resources

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  • Nebarnix / about 16 years ago / 4

    Interestingly enough, when placed onto an SWR meter this little guy exhibits some convenient frequency bands outside of the documented range. At almost exactly 420Mhz, 440Mhz, and 460Mhz the SWR drops to 1.2 making this antenna useful for HAM radio (its long enough to put on your roof and small enough to fit in your pocket!) as well as monitoring 460Mhz police bands. Wahoo!

  • sevenboarder / about 15 years ago / 2

    Has anyone used this with 900MHz XBee by chance?

  • Member #577794 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is there an approach to join this receiving wire to an Arduino unit to get surrounding cell frequencies?? (at that point turn those signs to a visual equalizer light show) I might want to do this for a symbolization establishments and help would be rad! http://buytwitterfollower.org

  • abanie / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is It good for GPS use?

  • PaulF91 / about 12 years ago / 1

    The signal strength on this antenna is pretty bad. I had an improvement of nearly 7 RSSI by using the one suggested by N8B "Quad-band Cellular Antenna SMA"

    If you need the flexibility of this antenna, you can find low-loss SMA extension cables elsewhere. RG58 is the type of coaxial cable you're looking for.

  • Is there a way to attach this antenna to a Arduino unit to pick up ambient cellular frequencies?? (then turn those signals to a visual equalizer light show) I would like to do this for an art installations and help would be rad!!!!

  • Condew / about 14 years ago / 1

    Can't say I'm too impressed with this antenna's performance with a 5100B. I live in a weak signal area and my cell phone struggles, so I wanted the best antenna I could get. The 5100B and this antenna could not even register, though they worked OK in a stronger signal area.

  • thisupend / about 15 years ago / 1

    odd thing this works great for wifi with a RPSMA to SMA adapter
    even though it is out of freq band

Customer Reviews

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Good cellular antenna

The antenna works for us on cellular modems. It connects to Verizon and AT&T towers just fine. My only complaint is the wire is a bit thin and fragile. Please keep them in stock. We go through them like candy.