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Mobile Antennas

Mobile Antennas

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).

Which mobile antenna do I need?

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).

What sort of range increase can I expect?

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.

external antenna range increase with Telstra coverage map shown

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.

mobile phone antenna for car truck vehicle aerial which is better gain explanation
ImageNamePriceAdd to Cart
RFI CD2194 mobile cellular antennaRFI CD2194 - 5.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna$95.00
RFI CD7195 3G 4G 4GX mobile phone mobile broadband antenna RFI CD7195 - 3G+4G+4GX Bullbar Mobile Antenna$169.00
RFI CD7194 mobile cellular antennaRFI CD7194 - 3G+4G+4GX Mobile Antenna$129.00
RFI CDQ7195 3G 4G 4GX mobile broadband cell phone antennaRFI CDQ7195 - Quick Removable 3G+4G+4GX Mobile Antenna$209.00
RFI CD2195 bullbar vehicle antenna for mobile phoneRFI CD2195 - 6.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna$129.00
RFI CD2197 7.5dBi bullbar antenna for mobile phone and broadbandRFI CD2197 - 7.5dBi 3G Bullbar Mobile Antenna$106.00
CDQ2195 removable External antenna for mobile phone and wireless internetRFI CDQ2195 - Quick Removable 6.5dBi Bullbar Antenna$142.00
Q-Fit CDQ2197 high gain external antenna for vehicle, 4x4, 4WDRFI CDQ2197 - Quick Removable 7.5dBi Bullbar Antenna$172.00
CDQ2199 High gain removabile whip antenna for cellular mobile phone and wirelessRFI CDQ2199 - Quick Removable 9dBi Bullbar Antenna$215.00
ZCG ZN3-SGDB mobile phone aerial heavy duty antennaZCG Scalar Heavy Duty 6.2dBi Mobile Antenna$229.00
ZCG Scalar SGDB Multi Band Telstra Next-G Optus Bull bar antenna aerial mobileZCG Scalar SGLDB 6.2dBi Mobile Phone Bullbar Antenna$139.00
9dBi magnetic base mobile phone wireless internet antenna9dBi Magnetic Base Mobile Antenna$79.95
Magnetic Cellular Roof Mount 824-960MHz & 1710-2170MHz - FME Female$64.00
Panorama CD900 3G ClipMount AntennaPanorama CD900 850/900mhz Clip Mount Antenna$119.00
Replacement spring for CDQ2195 CDQ2197 RFI antennasReplacement Spring for RFI CDQ Series Bullbar Antennas$99.00
RFI CD1250 vehicle antenna for mobile phone wireless broadbandRFI CD1250 5dB Elevated Feed Mobile Antenna - 850MHz$109.00
5dBi vehicle antenna magnetic mount CD1250 RFI CD1250T 5dB Magnetic Vehicle Antenna$189.00
RFI CD7197 3G+4G+4GX Mobile Collinear Antenna - 698-2700MHz$159.00
CDQ2194-replacement-whipRFI CDQ2194 - Quick Removable 5.5dBi 3G Bullbar Antenna$169.00
RFI CDQ7197 3G+4G+4GX Mobile Collinear Antenna - Quick Removable$239.00
RFI CDQ7199 - 3G+4G+4GX Bullbar Mobile Antenna$259.00