This is an inductive/passive cradle which helps boost the signal received by an external antenna. The pig tail lead terminates in an FME male connector, and will screw directly onto our antenna cables, plus most car
Simply clamp your mobile phone into the cradle, soft cushioning ensures your phone is protected and a secure fit.
Multiband - Next-G/CDMA, GSM 2G 2.5G 3G 4G.
Standard = 40mm to 110mm wide. Length 110mm.
Large = 45mm to 115mm wide. Length 150mm.
Optional mounting brackets available, see below.
This cradle works on the inductive/passive principle, same as a number of car kits, where the signal travels from the antenna along the lead into the back of the cradle, it is then transmitted passively into the phone. If
your phone is listed below, to our knowledge it cannot take a plug in lead which usually have a better performance. If you find out otherwise that your phone can take a plug in lead, please let us know and we will look
Therefore, please be aware depending on your set-up and situation you might see little improvement. This is not the fault of the cradle, it can only pass on what it receives. If you are witnessing only a slight signal
gain you should think about upgrading your antenna, or confirm that it is of the correct frequency for your phone's network, examples being (For Australia):
GSM (2G): 900/1800MHz.
We have extensively tested this type of passive cradle with most of the makes of phones below, Results for country NSW 10km from cell tower. Clear line of sight, with tree obstructions and slight hill:
Using a 5 bar signal scale as a reference. We translated this from the RSSI which is available on most smart phones, i.e. the iPhone is accessed by entering *3001#12345#*
0dB glass mount omni antenna, little improvement 1 to 2 bars.
4dB 300mm omni antenna improved from 1 bar to 2 bars.
5dB 400mm omni antenna, improved from 1 bar to 2 or 3 bars.
7dB 900mm omni antenna, improved from 1bar to 3 or 4 bars.
9dB 500mm omni antenna, improved from 1bar to 3 or 4 bars.
9dB Yagi directional antenna, improved from 1 bar to 4 or 5 bars.
15dB Yagi directional antenna, improved from 1 bar to 5 bars constant.
Standard Cradle. Jaws extend from 40mm - 110mm.
Long Cradle. Jaws extend from 45mm - 115mm.
We also have adaptors to join the FME patch lead to different connectors on your existing antenna/car kit, such as SMA, Mini-UHF, N, TNC, BNC etc. Please look in our Store.
Mounting bracket options:
Dash - Screw on (with tape).
Dash - Stick on.
Suction - Adjustable.
Suction - Gooseneck.