weBoost's 4G OTR Truck / X RV cellular antenna is a classic omnidirectional shaft-mounted design that does not require a ground plane. It comes in two different form factors for semi-truck and RV installation.
This antenna is available separately or kitted with the weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR or weBoost Sleek OTR or weBoost Drive X RV cellular boosters. It is also often included in other bundles from some of the distributors that sell it.
In October 2020, weBoost has released an updated version of these antennas called the Drive RV and Drive OTR Antennas, with a sleeker design and improved specifications. They are designed specifically for use and are kitted with the Drive Reach and Drive Sleek boosters with SMB connectors.
- 4G OTR: 304415
- X RV: 311224
- # of Antennas: Single
- Direction: Omni-directional
- Frequency Range: 700-900 / 1710-2270 / 1850-2160 MHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Cable Type & Length:
- 4G OTR: RG-58 / 14'
- X RV: 30" RG-58 - includes 25' RG-6 extension
- Connector: SMA Male
- Internal Ground Plane: Yes
- 4G OTR: 17" - 43"
- X RV OTR: 9.5" - 28.5"
- Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Mounting: 3-way Bracket, spring or rigid base.
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Frequency / Gain: 2.5-3.5 dBi
- Retail Price: $109.99 (Frequently found for ~$70)
- In summer 2018, weBoost discontinued selling two versions of the trucker OTR antenna and replaced it with a singular kit that provides multiple installation options. The newer version is 17" tall (the former options were 19" and 24") and includes two extension poles and both the rigid & spring mount. The antenna itself remains identical.
- In July 2019, weBoost released the Drive X RV kit which includes the same antenna with a more RV friendly shorter stalk at just 9.5". The kit includes a spring mount and extension pole, with options for 9.5" and 28.5" in total height.
- In April 2020, the antenna became available ala carte as well as kitted with the booster.
- In October 2020, weBoost released an updated version of these antennas with SMB connectors, a more sleek design, and improved specifications.
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We have tested both the original 24" rigid version as well as the 2018 revised OTR kit version. We tested it extensively in pairing with weBoost and HiBoost boosters, as an independent antenna and using two in a 'mock-MIMO' configuration. It's a solid top performer.
Here are some recent rounds of field testing (testing data available to our members):
- Cellular Signal MIMO Antenna Field Testing (Spring 2019)
- Cellular Signal Field Testing – SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 | weBoost 4G-X OTR | weBoost 4G-M | HiBoost OTR | MIMO Antennas (Late 2018)
- Cellular Signal Field Testing – SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 | weBoost Connect RV 65 | HiBoost OTR | MIMO Antennas (2nd Quarter 2018)
- Cellular Signal & Embedded Router Field Testing – IBR900 | MAX-BR1 | ConnecT 2.0 | SkyPro LTE | Drive Sleek | MIMO Antennas (1st Quarter 2018)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Mid 2017) - Featuring the new Drive 4G-X RV Kit
weBoost Drive X RV Video
- weBoost Introduces Destination RV Cellular Booster Kit For Stationary RVers Posted on: March 31, 2021
- KING Extend Pro & Extend Go Cellular Booster Kits Released - Based on weBoost Drive Reach Posted on: February 11, 2021
- Product Release: weBoost Drive Reach RV & OTR Kits Finally Are Here! Posted on: November 11, 2020
- 5G Industry Update: Verizon's 5G Laptop, AT&T Unleashes DSS, T-Mobile Serves Cake, And More! Posted on: June 29, 2020
- weBoost Introduces New Drive Magnetic Exterior Antenna Posted on: June 17, 2020
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Cellular antennas can be a vital part of your signal enhancing strategy to get a better signal, and thus better cellular data performance. They come in many shapes, sizes and varieties.
They can be used directly connected to your mobile hotspots or cellular embedded routers, or they might connect to your cellular booster. They come in omni-directional vs directional, single vs MIMO, and might support different frequency bands. They come in combination antennas with Wi-Fi and GPS.
But most importantly, is your installation options on your RV or boat.
So before choosing an antenna, be sure to understand all of these variables - and keep in mind that there likely isn't a single 'one size fits all' solution here. You may need to make compromises, or even have speciality antennas for challenging signal areas.
We recommend starting with our Guide to Selecting Antennas, and then moving on to our other guides addressing related topics: