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Old 06-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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JEFA Repeater & Antenna

I just purchased a JEFA repeater and antenna system to improve WiFi reception in campgrounds. I purchased the shorter of the two antenna choices (I think the gain is specified as 8.5 db). I have bench tested it in my garage shop while connected to the internet via JEFA WiFi to my home WiFi network. It seems to work as advertised.

Now, I need to install it on my Flagstaff 831BHSS and I'm looking for ideas from any of you who have one of these devices and have installed it permanently on your RV. Where and how did you mount the antenna? How did you route the antenna cable into the RV? If you are using the device without installing it permanently how did you mount the antenna and route the cable into the RV?

Any help would be appreciated. I have been a Ham (K8RWG) for a number of years and I'm not totally unfamiliar with these kinds of projects but I don't want to start making holes in the TT until I have some idea what I'm doing.

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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I have a flag mount on my ladder anad have permenently mounted a WiFi extension cord to the pole and ran the wire through the flag sleeve so it still can rotate. The long stick antenna can be removed and moved inside when I don't need the range or obstruction clearance.

WiFi-Link 9DBI Dipole Antenna, RPSMA Male WL-DA-9-RSMA - Cyberguys.com

Streakwave 10ft. Coax N Type Male to N Type Male Cable CA400-NM-NM-10 - Cyberguys.com
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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Lou,

Thanks for the reply. I don't have a ladder on my TT so I can't do exactly what you did. Meanwhile, how did you get the cable into the trailer? Through a window, or how?

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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I bought a "window" adapter initially (they break easily) that was a flat rubber ribbon with a shielded wire in it so I could close the window and screen. http://www.summitsource.com/directv-...x8-p-6692.html

When it broke, I just routed the wire through the small rear window on the camper and used a piece duct tape to keep the bugs out.

If you get a longer extension you could route the wire through the gaps in a slide seal.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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Gaps in a slide seal? Now, why didn't I think of that!

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