Thankfully choosing an external antenna for your vehicle usually isn't too complex. You'll notice that all antennas listed here receive from all directions, and follow the same principles as your UHF aerial (if you have one).
The choice of antenna depends on the area you're travelling through. While a higher gain means a stronger signal, when you increase an antennas gain (ie it's dBi), the angle it can receive from is reduced - this means that high gain antennas are more suited to flatter areas, and moderate gain antennas (such as a 5-6dBi) better suited to hilly areas. The two most popular choices are the 6.2dBi or 6.5dBi antennas for varying terrain, or the 7.5dBi antennas for most highway driving (flat with a few hills).
As performance is largely determined by the terrain path from the transmitter, the best way to gauge range increase is to look at your network's coverage maps which show expected increase when using a simple external antenna. Often high gain antennas are capable of exceeding the range predicted. You'll see on the below image the solid colour represents normal handheld range, and the diagonal shaded section representing expected increase in range.
Unlike some, we always recommend high quality Australian made antennas - such as the RFI and ZCG Scalar brands. These durable antennas have been specifically designed for the tough Australian environment and have a much more sophisticated internal design, allowing most models to operate on multiple mobile networks.
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|RFI CD2195 - 6.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna||$129.00|
|RFI CD7195 - 3G+4G+4GX Bullbar Mobile Antenna||$179.00|
|RFI CDQ7195 - Quick Removable 3G+4G+4GX Mobile Antenna||$239.00|
|RFI CD2197 - 7.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna||$159.00|
|RFI CDQ2195 - Quick Removable 6.5dBi Bullbar Antenna||$189.00|
|RFI CDQ2197 - Quick Removable 7.5dBi Bullbar Antenna||$229.00|
|RFI CDQ2199 - Quick Removable 9dBi Bullbar Antenna||$269.00|
|ZCG Scalar Heavy Duty 6.2dBi Mobile Antenna||$229.00|
|ZCG Scalar SGLDB 6.2dBi Mobile Phone Bullbar Antenna||$139.00|
|RFI CD1250 5dB Elevated Feed Mobile Antenna - 850MHz||$109.00|
|RFI CD1250T 5dB Magnetic Vehicle Antenna||$189.00|
|RFI CD2194 - 5.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna||$129.00|
|RFI CDQ2194 - Quick Removable 5.5dBi 3G Bullbar Antenna||$169.00|
|RFI TLA4100 6dBi Transit/Low Profile Mobile Antenna - 700-2700MHz||$189.00|
|RFI Town & Country Pack: CDQ2199 + CDQ2194 Whip||$329.00|
|Rubber Ducky 3dB Dipole Mobile Antenna||$49.00|
|3dBi Car Window Mounted Antenna||$39.00|
|9dBi Glass Mount Mobile Antenna||$69.00|
|RFI CDQ2194/2195/2197/2199 Replacement Whip||$99.00|