You might be using a mobile phone signal booster now but it is having problems. You might encounter common problems such as oscillation and overload and this results to your mobile phone signal booster not doing its job properly.
Now, you might be asking, “what is oscillation and overload in mobile phone signal boosters?” I am glad you asked because I will answer that question in this article.
Let’s start off with oscillation. What is oscillation? Basically, oscillation is an interference between your internal and external antennas. The external antennas grasp weak signals and the internal antennas broadcast them.
This usually happens when there is not enough separation between the two antennas and therefore results into what is known as the “crosstalk”.
What is the best way to solve Oscillation, you ask? Actually, there are two things you can do; one being the easiest and the other one being somewhat easy but with a little bit of compromise.
The first thing you can actually do to solve oscillation is to increase the distance separating both the internal and external antennas.
It is best that you separate them at least 15 feet away to avoid Oscillation from occurring. Or better yet, you can put the internal antenna in a separate room to really avoid Oscillation from occurring.
But, what if you are in a small house or apartment and a 15-feet separation between these two antennas is not possible?
The next thing you can do is adjust the knobs or controls that are present in your mobile phone signal booster.
Refer to your signal booster’s manual to avoid any errors when adjusting the knobs. Now, as previously mentioned, there is a caveat when you’re doing this method.
You see, when you’re adjusting the knobs, you’re also adjusting the gain of the mobile phone signal booster itself. The lower the gain, the lower the performance. Before doing this, be sure if you’re willing to make that compromise or not.
There is a good news, though. The newest mobile phone signal boosters have an anti-oscillation feature in that it will automatically adjust itself to fend off oscillation from ever occurring. If you can dish out the money, then I highly recommend you get the newest mobile phone signal boosters.
The next thing I want to talk about is signal overload. As the name implies, signal overload in mobile phone signal boosters happens when the signal booster is using a yagi-directional antenna and it is pointing towards your mobile phone service provider’s cell towers.
Now, this is the best thing you can do for the external antenna; the problem is that sometimes, there are other cell towers that are nearer your location and they are also somewhat in line with your external antenna.
Because of this, a signal overload occurs and it is evident when you are not experiencing amplified signals.
To fix this, you may want to angle the external antenna in such a way that it points directly towards your service provider’s cell towers without it actually communicating with other cell towers.
But the most definitive thing you can do to solve signal overload is by installing a network filter.
A network filter does just what its name implies in that it filters unwanted signals from reaching your mobile phone signal booster. Do note that network filters are sold separately.
There you have it, if you do not experience optimal performance when using a mobile phone signal booster, then it might be suffering from oscillation or signal overload.
If you find yourself in that situation, then this article will help you fix the problem.