We lovingly refer to it as 'the Stubby'.
The small unobtrusive size makes it easy to mount on magnetic surfaces. For non-metal surfaces (such as an RV's roof) a ground plane does need to be provided.
In June 2020, weBoost began shipping a new Drive Magnetic Antenna with the Drive Reach and Sleek antenna kits. However, the Stubby remains an available option and is still sold by weBoost and other vendors.
The antenna comes in three variations where only the cable and connector is different.
- Model: 301126 , 301113, 314418
- # of Antennas: Single
- Direction: Omni-directional
- Frequency Range: 700-800 / 824-894 / 880-960 / 1710-1880 / 1850-1990 / 2110-2170 MHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Cable Type & Length:
- 301126: LMR100 / 10'
- 301113: RG-174 / 12.5'
- 314418: LMR100 / 10'
- 301126: SMA Male
- 301113: FME Female
- 314418: SMB
- Internal Ground Plane: No
- Dimensions: 4.18" tall
- Weight: 2.5 ounces
- Mounting: Magnetic
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Frequency / Gain:
700-800 Mhz: 1.7 dBi
824 - 894 Mhz: 2.1 dBi
880 - 960 Mhz: 0.5 dBi
1710 - 1880 Mhz: 2.2 dBi
1850 - 1990 Mhz: 3.1 dBi
2110 - 2170 Mhz: 1.4 dBi
- Retail Price: $18.99 - $29.99
News, Videos, & Status
We have tested this antenna in a variety of situations, both in use with a weBoost booster, and in various antenna-only configurations.
We utilize this antenna as our reference antenna for our antenna signal analyzer testing, so we have a LOT of experience with it.
Here is some of our member and MIA-exclusive testing with the Stubby.
- Andy's Test Lab (Antenna Testing Forum)
- Cellular Booster Intensive (Summer/Fall 2019)
- Cellular Signal MIMO Antenna Field Testing (Spring 2019)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (2nd Quarter 2017)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (1st Quarter 2017)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Late 2016)
- Cellular Antenna Field Testing Results (Spring 2016)
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- 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
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