- 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
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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 antenna varies quite a bit - from as low as $98 to as high as $400. 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.
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: