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Old 10-20-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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One of the issues I have at my yurt camp is that I have barely any access to cell service. At first I thought this was great because I could get away from the world for a while. The problem is, I couldn't spend a lot of time at the yurt because I need to be able to communicate, especially since I work online. I tried a couple small boosters, the kind made for cars and they helped a little. I could at least send text messages and use a few apps. However, I still had to leave camp to go back to work at my home office. If there was an emergency and I had to get online to help a client, there was no choice but to go home.

Finally I invested in a commercial grade cell phone booster, by Wilson Electronics.

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Now I get 5 bars of service and 3G into camp. I can work up there when needed. It really comes in handy during hunting season because I don't have to take off as much time from work. I made sure I got the Yagi (directional) antenna because the omnidirectional one is only for when you have a good signal outside, but need to boost it inside.

Anyway, I know I am not the only yurter here who has to deal with poor cell reception so since I have tested this out for the last month or so, I thought I would share.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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Thanks for the reference. Here in the Rockies we get very spotty service.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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It isn't for everyone because it is expensive. It took me a while before I could justify it. All that driving back and forth from camp to home also began to get expensive lol.
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I get better service at camp than i do here. I have at&t as a server and tether through my phone.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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I use one of the small car units, but, I'm only boosting one or two bars to five. I have noticed that it generates a lot of heat. Have you noticed similar issues?
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:18 AM   #6
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I noticed the cradle ones can get a little warm with a lot of use yes. The one I talk about in this thread I have not noticed that at all so far.
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