A Patch Lead is all you need if you want to connect your modem or mobile phone directly to the cable coming from the antenna.
A lot of newer phones and modems no longer have plug in ports for aerial leads.
The only option is to use a passive lead such as this one.
Small and versatile, approximate measurements: 40mm x 35mm x 3mm and held on with a Velcro strap.
With 50cm cable terminating in a male FME.
We have a smaller Economy version in our store, measures approx: 30mm x 18mm x 4mm. & fixes to the device via a stick on velcro pad.
Usuable length of velcro strap 160mm.
They work on the principle of passive induction whereby the signal from an external antenna is relayed via the cable to the pad on the end if this patch lead.
When fixed to your device next to the internal antenna, with the velcro strap (Pictured), it simply transmits the signal through the case to the internal antenna.
The location of internal antennas varies, a good source of information to find yours is via online forums etc.
The larger the aerial i.e. more dB gain, the stronger the signal. The ideal set up would be a directional Yagi mounted on a pole ouitside your house.
Though we have had good results from a 5dB magnetic antenna, on most devices, not all.
The short extract video demonstration below is with our 5db magnetic base antenna.
Tested on an iPhone, which usually has 1 bar in our office, improves to 3 or 4 bars. Similar results should be obtained on modems.
We also have adaptors to join patch leads to different connectors on your existing antenna such as FME, Mini-UHF, N, TNC, BNC etc. Please look in our Store.
For the modems/phones listed below. This patch is universal.
If you have a newer model please email us
to see if your device can take a patch lead.
HINT: Patch leads usually plug into a small port which can be anywhere on the modem/phone, usually under a rubber plug.
They do not generally plug into the charger or Hands Free port.
We have plug-in Patch leads with FME or SMA antenna cable connectors.
If your model is not listed below please look in our store.
Please look at the Q&As at the bottom of the page, someone may have already enquired about your model.
We will add to the list below as new models are brought to our attention.
This list is just an example of some of the devices the lead will work with.
As supplied by carriers such as Dodo, Optus, Three 3, Virgin, Vodafone etc.
HUAWEI: E155 E1553 E169G E1756 E180 E1803 E220 E5830 E5832 E5838U E585 E586 E6939 E960 K3715 K3765 K3805-Z U8220
TELSTRA & ZTE: ELITE MF30 MF626 MF627 MF6273 MF636 MF636BP
Plus other mobile phones, modems and handheld devices.