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Message No. 7905, Started by juank on 09/20/01
Hi,
I have been struggling to find a true scientific explanantion on how those so-called "Cell phone antenna boosters" work or something to disprove them.  This started as just a curious inquiry, but the tremendous marketing of these "stickers" that you put on the back of your cell phone, along with the lack of information regarding this "technology" have piqued my interest.  I specifically interested in any explanations regarding the stickers that claim to "boost" your cell phone antenna reception.  It is mystifying to me a EE how something without any electrical contact to the antenna nor a power source could do such a thing.  I have received some vague explanations from my EE collegues refering to something called "Sympathetic coupling" as a possible explanation, but I have yet to find anything concrete.  I suspect the product is based on some theory, but so far nobody has been able to pin point its source.  Thanks in advance for any leads.
Juank
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Here's a point, no one, has ever done a study on these that I have ever fou...
No. 9634, Posted by mringer on 08/20/02, 15:54 PST.
Hi! I wanted to give you my opinion as a consumer.... I have a Nokia Cel...
No. 9512, Posted by mini on 07/24/02, 15:34 PST.
This is a very entertaining question. I was trying to buy a car charger fo...
No. 9348, Posted by robhorne on 06/13/02, 16:36 PST.
Juank: If you will call a direct sales office at AT&T Wireless, they shoul...
No. 9276, Posted by nedhenry on 05/29/02, 12:33 PST.
You're not shrewd in the slightest. You are a scatterbrain. Think before ...
No. 9275, Posted by nedhenry on 05/29/02, 12:01 PST.
Also noticed that you can get a source for suppliers at http://www.boostert...
No. 9193, Posted by socowolf on 05/15/02, 11:44 PST.
Thanks Juank
No. 9191, Posted by colors on 05/15/02, 06:14 PST.
Try Ebay. They have hundreds of sellers there from $19.95 each down to a f...
No. 9190, Posted by juank on 05/15/02, 05:51 PST.
Hi Can anyone help with contact details of a supplier of these booster a...
No. 9189, Posted by colors on 05/15/02, 05:21 PST.
Yep, I agree that using the argument "The boosters can't work, because if t...
No. 9188, Posted by ponma on 05/15/02, 03:48 PST.
I'll give you that - but you also have to admit that many worthwhile advanc...
No. 9187, Posted by socowolf on 05/14/02, 18:35 PST.
Socowolf: If I can reproduce your empirical results, and they prove your cl...
No. 9186, Posted by juank on 05/14/02, 07:47 PST.
Socowolf: A lot of people have got pretty rich on people's tendency to "...
No. 9185, Posted by ponma on 05/14/02, 02:42 PST.
I don't mean to double-post, but I do have a question - where is your scien...
No. 9184, Posted by socowolf on 05/13/02, 18:44 PST.
I think that just goes to further the evidence. Yes, all of these things do...
No. 9183, Posted by socowolf on 05/13/02, 18:37 PST.
Here is that great antenna site I mentioned before. http://www.kyes.com/ ...
No. 9084, Posted by juank on 04/26/02, 06:23 PST.
Hi everyone! I found a great site that gives practical explanations on the...
No. 9082, Posted by juank on 04/26/02, 06:17 PST.
Hi, I won't claim to be an expert, but I have a BS in Electrical Engin...
No. 9064, Posted by DAHJ on 04/25/02, 01:25 PST.
in my house we have 2 television sets, one in the bedroom and one in the li...
No. 9044, Posted by taurusthetenacious on 04/20/02, 09:18 PST.
Since the claims don't take into account the different transmission frequen...
No. 9039, Posted by mianne on 04/17/02, 12:56 PST.
Thanks rjonesfl. It is interesting to see that anyone trying to peddle the...
No. 8894, Posted by juank on 03/27/02, 07:48 PST.
Cell phone reception is affected by so many variables that your test in you...
No. 8893, Posted by rjonesfl on 03/27/02, 06:44 PST.
Bottom line - they actually work. I've read many things here, but the on...
No. 8891, Posted by socowolf on 03/27/02, 05:53 PST.
I gave quite a bit of thought to this as well. Knowing neither the exact s...
No. 8745, Posted by rjonesfl on 03/07/02, 19:52 PST.
If you don't have a lot of money to buy test equipment and a big Faraday or...
No. 8527, Posted by art2000 on 01/31/02, 19:47 PST.
I have been trying one of these on my cell phone for some 6 mos. I also hav...
No. 8526, Posted by juank on 01/31/02, 05:39 PST.
Hello Juank, From the time you've posted your first post, to the time...
No. 8524, Posted by an0nym0u5 on 01/30/02, 15:04 PST.
As a followup message.... Please do not try to give me the "canned" explan...
No. 8521, Posted by juank on 01/29/02, 14:58 PST.
Hi, this is ray and i have an explanation for you. The antenna captures all...
No. 8520, Posted by meghan44raymond on 01/29/02, 14:30 PST.
Art, that is the only explanation that makes any sense at all to me (passiv...
No. 7941, Posted by rorschach on 09/30/01, 13:16 PST.
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