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weBoost pro signal meter kit is an RF signal detector. This Quad-Band signal detector can be used to find the stronger cellular signal in any area. The weBoost 470118 is a quad-band signal detector. This is why it has ability to locate signals at a very impressive accuracy. Previously sold as Wilson 460118, now the newer version is part number SKU 470118. This kit is now available with a portable hard case for easier portability: RF Signal Meter with Hard Portable Safety Case.
When the signal booster locates a cellular signal, it will display the signal attributes on the display screen. The signal detector does come with its own built-in antenna. It can also be connected to a wide range of weBoost antennas for improved accuracy. When paired with weBoost antennas, you can use an amplifier to map out a local cellular frequency environment. Using the signal detector, you can then find the direction of the local cell tower with the strongest signal.
The pro signal meter from weBoost is ideal for engineers that are fitting up cellular signal boosters. It is also ideal for anyone that is fitting up a signal booster. This includes professional and home users. Using the weBoost signal detector, you can find the strongest signal area. This area can then be used to fit your signal booster.
This device is also ideal when installing indoor signal boosters. It allows you to find the best place for installation. Once you have fitted your booster, you know that you will receive the best possible signal with the booster in that location.
Additional information about cellular signals
Using the weBoost signal detector, you can get a range of information about the cellular signals in any given area. For example, you can determine which signals are available in an area such as 3G, 4G and other signal types.
The weBoost signal detector comes with a built in re-chargeable battery. This allows you to take the device out with you to map the signals. You can use the device on the battery and then re-charge the device at the end of the day. This makes the signal detector very convenient to use.
SMA Female antenna connectors
The signal detector takes standard SMA female connectors. This allows the device to be fitted up to many weBoost antennae. The connection allows for hassle free fitting.
For anyone that is trying to set up a reliable signal booster, this device is a must. If you are in a position where you need to improve signal strength in an area, then you need to do so efficiently. With the signal detector, you can be sure to find the best possible location for your booster. Using the device, you can situate your booster in the area with the best signal. This allows the booster to work efficiently and provide the best signals to areas that need better reception.
Without this signal detector you could be purchasing and installing an expensive signal booster only to find out that it is not working as expected.
Wilson signal meter is designed to take field measurements of cell signal strengths and it really is a necessary tool for us to successfully deploy cell boosters in the field whether it is in a commercial or a residential setting.
Let us go through the basic functionality of this tool. Hopefully at the end of this guide, you will have a good understanding of how it works, and how you can take it out in the field to successfully use it. Let us get begin to learn how it works:
To power the unit on, you must press and hold the power button. Once it powers up, the backlight will come up and you will be able to see the meter easily.
One of the things you want to be aware of when you're doing a site survey is taking multiple measurements around the structure. This will allow you to determine where the strongest signal is coming from, and that helps you determine where to mount your outside antenna. It is very critical that you take multiple measurements in a site survey.
Once you get to the job site and you start taking measurements what you will want to focus on, is the channel power section of the meter. To get the channel power section, you simply hold down the power button to get to the menu. Once in the menu, you will then select channel power and go into that section of the meter.
In the channel power section, you want to focus primarily on the 800 Mhz and 1900 Mhz frequency block because that is where most of the voice is carried with all of the providers.
You can bounce from frequency to frequency by hitting the power button or the hold button. Once you get on the channel A 800 block, you will want to take these measurements and write them down. Once there, you will be able to see on the meter that it is measuring roughly a -49 with is a good strong signal.
If you hit the arrow key, it is going to take you to channel B on the 800 block: A prime and B prime. Write all these numbers down as you cycle through them. And as mentioned before, you want to do this at multiple points.
Once you have 800Mhz frequencies written down, select the band again and it will take you over to 1900Mhz. This is where you can repeat this process by writing down the measurements in channel A, channel D, channel B, channel E and finally channel F.
If you write all of these numbers down at multiple points around the site, you can take that information with you back, sit down on your computer, look up the frequencies and the carriers where they are provided. This will tell you whether it is a Verizon or AT&T, etc. and which block it is on, and which frequency. With this information you will then be able to determine what the signal strength is, and how to design the system.
To power the unit off, you simply push and hold and select enter.
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