- Model: BTA-50-OHM
- # of Antennas: Single
- Direction: Omni-directional
- Frequency Range: 600-3800 MHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Cable Type & Length: not included
- Connector: N-Female
- Internal Ground Plane: Yes
- Dimensions: 7.8" x 2.4" x 2.4" / 1.2 lbs
- Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Mounting: Pole / Mast
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Frequency / Gain:
700-800 Mhz: 8.0 dB
824 - 894 Mhz: 8.4 dB
880 - 960 Mhz: 8.6 dB
1710 - 1880 Mhz: 9.2 dB
1850 - 1990 Mhz: 9.4 dB
2110 - 2170 Mhz: 9.6 dB
- Retail Price: $98 - $400
Review & Testing Status
We purchased this antenna in 2015 at the original price of $82.99. Over the years it went through several price increases, up to as much as $400. It performed very well in our past head-to-head testing, but for the price point we didn't feel like it was worth considering.
However, in late 2019, WirEng drastically reduced the price - to $98! At that price point we consider this antenna to be a worthwhile so we purchased two for some active testing in a mock-MIMO configuration. And then pricing went back up again.
Our results so far are shared in the member area below, and in our testing notes:
- [In Progress Forum Notes] WirEng BoatAnt BTA-50-OHM Antenna in Mock-MIMO Configuration (Cellular Antennas)
- Pepwave MAX Transit Duo vs WiFiRanger Converge, Winegard ConnecT 2.0 & MIMO Antennas (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Late 2016)
- Cellular Antenna Field Testing Results (Spring 2016)
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The price on this antennas varies quite a bit - keep a watch on it, and snag it when the price is under $100.
NOTE: WirEng has a whole line up of RV and marina antennas that might be appropriate for your needs. While we have not tested all of them, it may be worth reviewing their options to see if there is a model that would work well for you.