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Old 07-11-2020, 05:04 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 RT 170V. It has a Sole digital tv antenna. I use a hotspot and stream tv & internet. Therefore, tv antenna not used & I'd like to replace with a cell signal booster. The best place to mount the booster exterior antenna is where the tv antenna is located. However, do I need separation from the two antenna's to avoid interference. This will require removal of the tv antenna or can I mount the booster antenna on the same bracket. I am not using the antenna so will it cause interference if not being used? Trying to think this project through and looking for ideas and lived experiences
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:21 PM   #2
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Is the TV antenna directional or omnidirectional? If the former, you could use the bracket for a directional antenna and use the existing pointing mechanism.

Also, have you considered a MiMo LTE antenna and a WiFi hotspot rather than a cell booster? Much better performing in most cases, and more flexible. A search of the site will reveal the pros and cons.
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I have the Sole antenna. It is omni directional (if there really is that sort of thing).
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I have the Sole antenna.
Oops. I can't read. Sorry...
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Oops. I can't read. Sorry...
No problem. Without the ability to add the accent on the final "e", it even confuses me when I read Sole to mean "the only" antenna when it is actually a name.

Oh well, seems that brand of antenna is out of favor anyway. So, so long to Sole'.
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The antenna is multi directional. The cell booster is omni directional. I have a T Mobile hot spot I use. It is not difficult to mount the cell booster antenna on the same mounting bracket as the TV antenna. However, there will be little separation between them. If that is the case will the tv antenna cause interference with the cell booster reception? If not, then this is an easy solution. if so then I need to remove the tv antenna and mount the booster in its place. I'd rather not do that. I worry about compromising an original design and install. Especially on the roof.
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My guess is that if the TV antenna is completely powered down (including power to the built-in amplifier), interference is unlikely, except for line-of-sight issues. I.e., if the TV antenna (or anything else metallic or dense) is between your other antenna and its signal source, there may be issues.
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