weBoost released their new Drive Magnetic Antenna in June 2020, designed for use on vehicles with a magnetic mount installation.
The Drive Magnetic Antenna replaces the classic 4" Mini Magnet Mount antenna (which we affectionally have called 'the stubby') in some of weBoost's current vehicle booster kits - starting with both the Drive Reach and Drive Sleek kits.
- Model: 311215, 311216
- # of Antennas: Single
- Direction: Omnidirectional
- Frequency Range: 698-806 | 806-960 | 1710-1880 | 1900-2200 | 2200-2700 MHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Cable Type & Length: LMR100 - 10'
- 311215: SMB Plug Female
- 311216: SMA Female
- Internal Ground Plane: Unconfirmed, but likely no
- Dimensions: 3.39" x 1.96"
- Weight: 0.24 lbs
- Mounting: Magnet
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Frequency / Gain: 0.41 - 1.1 dBi
- Retail Price: $24.99
News, Videos, & Status
In late July 2020, we received the SMB version of the antenna. We have integrated in some testing to give our members some head-to-head comparisons with the old antenna.
They can follow along here:
- Mobile Hotspot Signal Enhancing – MIMO: Netgear, Proxicast, MobileMark, Double Stubby vs weBoost Reach (Summer 2020)
- weBoost Drive Magnet Exterior Antenna (Cellular Booster Antenna)
weBoost Drive Magnetic Antenna Video Overview:
- 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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