Why use an external antenna?Next time you're out-and-about look around you - every day thousands of Australians use external antennas to enjoy fast, uninterrupted wireless broadband internet. If you're in a rural, hilly, low signal area, or you can't get a good signal indoors there's no need to tear your hair out over slow mobile broadband crashing or dropping out half way - an external antenna is often all you need.
What does a patch lead do?Most antenna cables terminate with a standard connection, most commonly a female 'FME' connector. To plug an antenna into your phone or wireless modem, you need a short cable that acts as a conversion from the FME connector to the device-specific connector that will plug into the antenna port on your device.
Male SMA Connector
Male FME Connector
Electrical SpecificationsResistance: 50Ω Frequency Range: DC-3GHz Working Voltage: 335V RMS Withstand Voltage: 1000V RMS Insertion Loss: <0.4dB/3GHz VSWR: <1.25:1
Mechanical/Environmental SpecificationsCable: 150mm RG316 Durability: >500 cycles Body Material: Brass Plating Material: Nickel/Gold Pin/Socket Contact: Beryllium Pin/Socket Plating: Gold/Gold Insulator: PTFE Operating Temperature: -55° to 155° C