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SAFETY AND WARNINGS
Turn AC power OFF at the mains before working on any
electrical connections.
All AC power wiring and coaxial cable wiring must conform
to local or national codes.
The AC line voltage must be within 10% of the voltage
specified for the booster.
A solid copper conductor no less than No. 8 AWG should be
connected to ground.
DO NOT connect a ground wire to a gas supply line.
• DO NOT open the booster.There are no serviceable
parts inside. Touching internal parts could cause damage
from static electrical discharge.
Opening the base unit DOES VOID THE WARRANTY.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About The Booster Kit ............................................................................
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What is included ...................................................................................... 5
Antenna Kitting Options ......................................................................... 6
Quick Install Overview ............................................................................. 8
How It Works, Tools Required & How to install your new Booster ...... 9
Overview ................................................................................................... 10
Getting Started ........................................................................................ 12
Check For Signal Strength ...................................................................... 12
Run Coaxial Cable ................................................................................... 13
Install the Signal (Outdoor) Antenna .....................................................
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Understand the Different Signal (Outdoor) Antennas .......................... 14
Install & Connect the Distribution (Indoor) Antennas ........................... 16
Understand the Different Distribution (Indoor) Antennas .................... 18
Power Up Your Cellular Booster ............................................................. 21
Check the Cellular Booster Status .........................................................
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Manual Gain Control, Uplink & Downlink Adjustments,
Dip Switch Control ................................................................................... 24
Technical Specifications .......................................................................... 26
Notes and Warnings ...............................................................................
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Troubleshooting ....................................................................................... 30
FAQ ........................................................................................................... 32
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NOTE: This manual contains important safety and operating
information. Please read and follow the instructions in this manual,
failure to do so could be hazardous and result in damage to your
cellular booster.
This is a CONSUMER device
BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless
provider and have your provider’s consent. Most wireless providers
consent to the use of signal boosters. Some providers may not consent
to the use of this device on their networks. If you are unsure, contact
your provider.
You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as
specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20
cm (8 inches) from any person.
You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by the
FCC or a licensed wireless service provider.
WARNING. E911 location information may not be provided or may be
inaccurate for calls served by using this device.
ABOUT THE BOOSTER KITS
Our goal is to give you a proven solution that ends your frustration with weak and
dropped cellular signals so you can enjoy excellent call quality, more convenience
and greater productivity.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED
Uniden U70 Cellular Booster (UNI-2020-CP)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103) (UNI-601)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 3’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-119) (UNI-651)
AC/DC Power Adapter
UNIDEN U70 CELLULAR
BOOSTER (UNI-2020-CP)
OUTDOOR YAGI ANTENNA
(UNI-366) & 30’ U5D COAXIAL
CABLE (UNI-103)
INDOOR PANEL ANTENNA
(UNI-374) & 3’ U5D COAXIAL
CABLE (UNI-119)
AC/DC POWER ADAPTER
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ANTENNA KITTING OPTIONS
Outdoor Antenna & Cable Kit Options
UNI-601
UNI-602
UNI-603
UNI-604
UNI-605
UNI-606
UNI-607
UNI-608
UNI-609
UNI-610
UNI-611
UNI-612
UNI-613
UNI-614
UNI-615
UNI-616
UNI-617
UNI-618
UNI-619
UNI-620
UNI-621
UNI-622
UNI-623
UNI-624
UNI-625
UNI-626
UNI-627
UNI-628
UNI-629
UNI-630
UNI-631
UNI-632
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Outdoor Yagi Antenna (UNI-366) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Outdoor Yagi High Gain Antenna (UNI-367) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Outdoor Panel Antenna (UNI-363) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
UNI-633 Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
UNI-634 Outdoor Post Antenna (UNI-362) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
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Indoor Antenna & Cable Kit Options
UNI-373
UNI-651
UNI-652
UNI-653
UNI-654
UNI-655
UNI-656
UNI-657
UNI-658
UNI-659
UNI-660
UNI-661
UNI-662
UNI-663
UNI-664
UNI-665
UNI-666
UNI-667
UNI-668
UNI-669
UNI-670
Indoor Whip Omni Directional Antenna (UNI-373)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 3’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-119)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 15’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-118)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Indoor Panel Antenna (UNI-374) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 3’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-119)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 15’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-118)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 30’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-103)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 50’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-104)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 75’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-123)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 100’ U5D Coaxial Cable (UNI-105)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 30’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-111)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 50’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-112)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 75’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-121)
Indoor Dome Antenna (UNI-372) & 100’ U400 Coaxial Cable (UNI-113)
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QUICK INSTALL OVERVIEW
1. Uniden Booster - Select Location
Install the Uniden Booster in an area that is protected from the weather, properly
ventilated and is away from excessive heat and moisture.
2. Donor (Outdoor) Antenna - Select Location
The ideal location for the outdoor antenna is on the roof of the building or
a mast structure. The antenna should be placed in a manner that allows it to
capture the best possible cellular signal.
3. Outdoor Coaxial Cable - Select Location
Connect the outdoor coaxial cable to the connection on the back of the outdoor
antenna and run the cable to the Uniden Booster and attach it to the connector
labelled “outdoor” on the Uniden Booster.
4. Indoor Coaxial Cable - (if used)
Connect the indoor coaxial cable to the connector labelled “indoor” on the
Uniden Booster. Run the cable to the location of your indoor antenna and attach
it to the connector on the back of the indoor antenna.
5. Indoor Antenna
The ideal location for the indoor antenna will be the area of your property where
you need to improve the signal most.
Note: The signal strength will be strongest closest to the antenna.
Whip Antenna - connect the whip antenna directly to the Uniden Booster to the
connector labelled “indoor”.
Panel or Dome Antenna - mount to wall or ceiling in your selected location and
attach to coaxial cable that is connected to the Uniden Booster.
6. Lightning Surge Protector - (sold separately)
The lightning surge protector connects in between the outdoor antenna and
the Uniden Booster. The lightning surge protector can be installed indoors or
outdoors. When connecting outdoors, install the lightning surge protector inline
between the outdoor antenna and the outdoor coaxial cable. When connecting
indoors, install the lightning surge protector inline between the outdoor coaxial
cable and the Uniden Booster.
7. Commissioning The System
A. Before powering up the Uniden Booster, be sure that all connections are tight
and confirm the power adapter is connected to the AC 110 volt line.
B. Power on the Uniden Booster by connecting the power adapter to the device.
C. Check the status of the alarm LED lights and be sure they are all green.
The gain control dip switches on the Uniden Booster are set in the off position
when shipped, please refer to the instruction manual for more detailed
instructions to attenuate your Uniden Booster.
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HOW IT WORKS
The cellular booster provides reliable two-way cellular coverage by improving
signal strength in homes, buildings, offices, and other areas where cellular
reception is weak or unreliable.
The system amplifies the signal from the nearest cellular tower and retransmits at
a higher power level within a local area.
This manual provides simple installation instructions that will have your cellular
booster kit running in record time.
TOOLS REQUIRED
Phillips Screwdriver
Drill
Cellular Phone
(to check signal strength)
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR NEW
CELLULAR BOOSTER
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1 Booster
3 Outdoor Antenna
2 Indoor Antenna
4 Coaxial Cable
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OVERVIEW
This guide will help you properly install your cellular booster kit. It is important
to read through all of the installation steps before installing your equipment.
Thoroughly read through the instructions, visualize where all the equipment will
need to be installed and do a soft installation before mounting any equipment.
If you do not understand the instructions in full, please contact technical
support at 1-800-215-7015.
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BOOSTER – select location
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SIGNAL ANTENNA (OUTDOOR) - select location
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OUTDOOR COAXIAL CABLE - select location
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INDOOR COAXIAL CABLE - (if used)
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DISTRIBUTION ANTENNA (indoor)
Install the booster in an area that is protected from the
weather, properly ventilated and is away from excessive heat
and moisture.
Mount the signal (outdoor) antenna in an elevated outdoor
location so that it points towards the cellular tower and away from
where the inside antenna will be located.
The outdoor coaxial cable is used to connect the signal
(outdoor) antenna to the booster.
The indoor coaxial cable is used to connect the distribution
(indoor) antenna to the booster.
The ideal location for the distribution antenna will be the area of your
property where you need to improve the signal most.
NOTE: The signal strength will be strongest closest to the antenna.
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LIGHTNING SURGE PROTECTOR - (SOLD SEPARATELY)
The lightning surge protector connects in between the signal
antenna and the booster.
IMPORTANT: Lightning surge protector must be grounded.
COMMISSIONING THE SYSTEM
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1 Signal Antenna (outdoor)
5 Splitter
(if using mutliple antenna)
2 Surge Protector
6 & 7 Distribution Antennas
3 Booster
(optional antennas for
additional coverage)
4 Distribution Antenna (indoor)
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GETTING STARTED
Plan the layout of your system
Before you get started you will need to plan the layout of your system. This
involves checking signal strength for signals coming from the cellular tower, as
well as antenna, booster and cable placement.
IDENTIFY THE BEST LOCATION TO INSTALL THE SIGNAL
(OUTDOOR) ANTENNA.
Check for signal strength
Select a location on the roof of the building to install the signal antenna,
by monitoring your cellular phone’s signal strength (signal bars) to find the
strongest signal from your carrier’s cellular tower.
Mark the area
Mark that area as the installation location for the signal (outdoor)
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RUN COAXIAL CABLE
Loosely run the coaxial cable from your outdoor antenna to your booster. (after
you have tested the system you can permanently secure the coaxial cable).
As you route and pull cabling, follow these
general guidelines:
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Bend cables and route them smoothly, and protect the outer skin
against any damage.
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Keep horizontal cables straight and fasten them with a tie every three to five
feet.
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Bind and fasten vertical cables every six to eight feet.
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Waterproof all outdoor connections with silicone caulking
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Be careful when plugging the connector in so as not to damage
the center pins on the connectors.
INSTALL THE SIGNAL (OUTDOOR) ANTENNA
Mount the signal (outdoor) antenna:
The signal antenna should be located as high as possible in order to capture the
best quality signal from the cellular tower.
When installing a directional antenna, in order to avoid large trees or obstacles,
you may need to slightly tilt the antenna upwards to capture a usable signal.
Use the mounting hardware in the kit to attach the signal (outdoor) antenna to
the building.
Connect the signal (outdoor) antenna:
Connect the supplied coaxial cable to the antenna. We recommend applying
silicone caulking to fully waterproof the connection.
Attach the cable in such a way that a drip loop is formed.
(see image next page).
Once mounted, connect one end of the coaxial cable to the signal (outdoor)
antenna and the other end to the cellular booster where it is marked “outdoor”.
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Drip Loop
CAUTION: please ensure neither you nor the antenna come in contact with
electrical power lines.
UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT
SIGNAL (OUTDOOR) ANTENNA
Signal (outdoor) antennas, are needed to capture the signal emanating from
your carrier’s cellular tower. There are different types of signal (outdoor)
antennas each designed to meet your specific needs. The yagi lpda antenna,
the post antenna & the panel antenna.
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The Yagi Lpda Antenna
The yagi is a very precise directional antenna with
a powerful reach. This antenna should be installed
in an elevated position and must be pointed
towards your carrier’s cellular tower. Note: This antenna is not meant to capture
signal from multiple carriers.
The Post Antenna
The post is an omni-directional antenna with a 360
degree reach. This antenna should be installed in
an elevated position. It is designed to capture the
signal from multiple carrier towers.
The Panel Antenna
The panel is a directional antenna with a 120
degree reach and is designed to capture the
signal from multiple carrier towers. This antenna
should be installed in an elevated position and
must be pointed towards your carrier’s cellular
towers.
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LIGHTNING SURGE PROTECTOR
(sold separately)
The lightning surge protector can be installed indoors or outdoors. When
connecting outdoors, install the lightning surge protector inline between the
signal antenna (outdoor) and the coaxial cable. When connecting indoors, install
the lightning surge protector inline between the outdoor coaxial cable and the
booster.
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IMPORTANT: Lightning surge protector must be
grounded. Connect a ground wire to the appropriate place
on the lightning surge protector and connect the other end
to a verified ground source.
INSTALL THE DISTRIBUTION (INDOOR)
ANTENNA
Select the installation location of your supplied distribution (indoor) antenna
based on the following:
Dome omni directional antenna
Place in the center of the area where the signal needs to be amplified.
Panel directional antenna
Place in the outer perimeter of the area the signal needs to be amplified.
Whip omni directional antenna
Mount directly to the connector marked “indoor” on the cellular booster.
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CONNECTING THE DISTRIBUTION (INDOOR)
ANTENNA
Dome omni directional antenna
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the dome antenna and the other end to
the cellular booster where it is marked “indoor”.
Panel directional antenna
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the panel antenna and the other end to
the connector on the cellular booster where it is marked “indoor”.
Whip omni directional antenna
Connect the antenna’s end directly to the connector on the cellular booster
where it is marked “indoor”.
NOTE: In some cases multiple distribution antennas will be required for complete coverage in large buildings and multiple levels.
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UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTION
ANTENNAS
There are several types of distribution (indoor) antennas: the whip antenna, the
dome antenna & the panel antenna.
INDOOR ANTENNAS
The Whip Antenna
The whip antenna is an omni-directional antenna
with a 360 degree reach. It is designed to
distribute the signal from the center of the
affected area. Typically it is connected directly to
the booster.
The Dome Antenna
The dome antenna is an omni-directional
antenna with a 360 degree reach. It is designed
to distribute the signal from the center of the
affected area. Typically it is installed in a false or
dropped ceiling.
The Panel Antenna
The panel is a directional antenna with a 120
degree reach and is designed to distribute the
signal from a perimeter wall or ceiling.
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The following diagrams show the reach of each antenna based on the layout of
the space they are mounted in:
: Booster
: Indoor Panel Antenna
: Splitter
: Indoor Dome Antenna
(2 way cavity splitter
shown)
NOTE: installing additional distribution (indoor) antennas may be
necessary when the area that needs coverage is very large or has barriers
that block cellular signals such as multi level homes and buildings.
Image 1&2:
Image 3: Omni directional antennas will provide better coverage for square rooms.
Directional antennas will provide better coverage in rectangular rooms.
Image 1
Image 2
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ANTENNA SEPARATION
Point Yagi Antenna
away from Indoor
Antenna
Indoor antenna
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IMPORTANT: Do not connect your cellular device to the
cellular booster, as it may damage your cellular device.
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INSTALL YOUR CELLULAR BOOSTER
Install the cellular booster in a location that is properly ventilated and not
exposed to excessive heat, moisture and/or direct sunlight. The optimal area
would be on a wall located near a power outlet.
It should be mounted in an easily accessible area so it’s easy to perform general
maintenance with the coaxial cable connections, dip switch settings and power
adaptor.
Make sure all cables and antennas are securely connected before commissioning
the system.
POWER UP YOUR CELLULAR BOOSTER
Once all the next page precautions have been taken, power on the
cellular booster.
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IMPORTANT:
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Never point the front of the yagi signal (outdoor) antenna towards
the inside of the distribution (indoor) antenna.
Verify that the supplied coaxial cables from both the signal (outdoor)
antenna and the distribution (indoor) antenna are properly
connected to the cellular booster before powering it up.
Carefully plug in the supplied 110-volt power adaptor into the back
of the cellular booster where it is marked ‘power’ and connect the
other end to a power outlet.
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WARNING! Using a power supply that is not
included in your kit could damage your equipment
and void your warranty.
CHECK THE CELLULAR BOOSTER LED
ALARM LIGHTS
Your cellular booster comes equipped with electronic sensors designed to
identify cellular signal overload or oscillation which can hinder signal-boosting
performance. Your cellular booster is specially designed to automatically
decrease gain to compensate for these circumstances. The device also has a
feature to automatically shut down in case of excessive oscillation.
Improper equipment installation and unusable signal quality can cause
oscillation, this is why it is important to fully understand the LED alarm lights on
your booster, as they will help you identify and solve any potential issues.
The color of the LED indicates the status of the booster system.
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LED INDICATORS
The color of the LED indicates the status of the booster for each of these
frequencies.
There is one alarm LED light for each of the cellular frequency ranges.
CHECKING THE SIGNAL STATUS
The signal indicator’s LED will notify you as to whether your cellular booster is
experiencing any oscillation or feedback. The purpose of these LED’s is to allow
you to fine tune your booster to achieve optimal signal quality.
The bullet list below indicates what measure should be taken based on the color
of the LED alarm lights.
Green: indicates the system is working properly.
Orange: the system is experiencing slight oscillation and requires slight
adjustment. See next page for adjustment procedures.
Red: the system is experiencing severe oscillation. Turn the unit off and make
adjustments as outlined on the next page.
OFF: if the LED is off it is likely the system went into oscillation so severe that
the auto gain and level control circuits turned the cellular booster off.
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ADJUSTING THE MANUAL GAIN CONTROL
The manual gain control (MGC) adjusts the overall amplification level (gain) of
the booster. The Manual Gain Control is used to resolve the issue of oscillation
without the need of readjusting your antennas, in most cases.
The MGC allows you to easily reduce the amount of gain (amplification) the
booster is emitting. This is done with a set of dip switches on the side of the
booster. There are a series of dip switches to adjust the uplink and another set
to adjust the downlink.
There are two sets of dip switches, one is labeled “PCS” and the other labeled
“CDMA”. Each set is divided between the downlink and the uplink. The dip
switches, when put into the “ON” position will reduce the gain of the booster
for the designated frequency and transmission direction. When the LED alarms
indicate oscillation (turns orange, red or off) you need to reduce the gain of
the downlink and the uplink for the appropriate frequency. Do this gradually in
order to determine the ideal level.
ADJUSTING THE UPLINK
Please follow these procedures for each frequency.
If the alarm LED turns off immediately after commissioning the system, the
signal on the uplink is likely too strong. Take measures to reduce the uplink
gain. Continue to increase the gain reduction until the alarm light changes to
green.
ADJUSTING THE DOWNLINK
Once you have fine-tuned the uplink signal, it is time to adjust the downlink. If
the alarm LED is green you are all set. If the alarm LED is orange, you will only
need to reduce the gain slightly. If the alarm LED is red, you will need to greatly
reduce the gain. As you implement the gain reductions, the LED alarms should
change from red or orange to green.
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MGC DIP SWITCH CONTROL
The Uniden U70 (UNI-2020-CP) allows you to manually attenuate the db gain of
the device in increments of 5 and 10 db with a maximum of 15 db.
On the back panel of the device you will see two sections of four dip switches
labeled “PCS” and “CDMA”. (See image below)
Uniden U70 (UNI-2020-CP) MGC dip switches
HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE DIP
SWITCH SECTIONS
The first section is labeled ‘PCS’
The first two dip switches control the uplink of the 1900 MHz frequency. Dip
switch one represents a 10 db reduction and dip switch two represents a 5 db
reduction. The same applies to the next two dip switches which control the
downlink of the 1900 MHz frequency.
The second section is labeled ‘CDMA’
The first two dip switches control the uplink of the 850 MHz frequency. Dip
switch one represents a 10 db reduction and dip switch two represents a 5 db
reduction. The same applies to the next two dip switches which control the
downlink of the 850 MHz frequency.
The Uniden U70 (UNI-2020-CP) can be reduced by 5, 10, or 15 db. When a dip
switch is moved up to the “ON” position it will implement a reduction for the
amount of gain indicated. Therefore, to implement a 5 db reduction, push the
dip switch marked 5 up. To implement a 10 db reduction push the dip switch
marked 10 up. To implement a 15 db reduction push both dip switches marked 5
and 10 up.
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Yagi antenna kit.
Ideal for rural areas
This kit includes a high gain yagi directional outdoor antenna that is best used in areas
where you are a long distance from a cellular tower and want to capture signal from one
specific carrier. The yagi antenna will capture signals from a 60° cone shaped pattern and
is typically well suited for rural environments.
POWERFUL
MANUAL GAIN CONTROL
70 dB max gain.
Great for areas with extremely weak signal.
Adjust the uplink and downlink gain of
your device during installation to ensure
crystal clear signal.
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
AUTO GAIN CONTROL
Wirelessly connect up to 50 cellular
devices, including phones, smart
phones, tablets and data cards.
The AGC function will automatically
adjust the strength of your signals
for you to enjoy optimum cellular
performance.
NETWORK COMPATIBILITY
AUTO SHUT OFF
Works on all major 2G, 3G and some
4G networks.
Dual band 850 and 1900 MHz system
works with all cellular carriers using these
frequency Bands (except Mike/Nextel).
Automatically shuts down the device
incase of oscillation or an overloaded
signal in order to prevent interference.
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BOOSTER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical Specifications
Uplink
Downlink
824 ~ 849 MHz
1850 ~ 1910 MHz
869 ~ 894 MHz
1930 ~ 1990 MHz
Frequency range
CDMA
PCS
Band width
CDMA
PCS
Max. Gain
CDMA
PCS
≤ 63dB
≤ 72dB
≤ 65dB
≤ 72dB
Max. Output Power
CDMA
PCS
≤ 23dBm
≤ 23dBm
≤ 0dBm
≤ 0dBm
25 MHz
60 MHz
MGC (Step Attenuation)
31dB/1dBstep
Automatic Level Control
≥ 15dB, auto shut off after 15dB Inter-modulation
9KHz~12.75GHz
≤-19dBm
≤-19dBm
Spurious Emission
9KHz~12.75GHz
≤-13dBm
≤-13dBm
LED Alarm
Standard
Power LED
Power Indicator
Orange @ ALC 1~5dB, Red @ ALC 15dB
LED off after 5 seconds red color.
ALC LED
Mechanical Specifications
Standard
I / O Port
N-Female
Impedance
50 ohm
Operating Temperature
10ºC~+55ºC
Environment Conditions
IP40
Dimensions
215*215*50
Weight
≤ 3Kg
Power Supply
Input AC90~264V, Output DC12V / 3A
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NOTES AND WARNINGS
Warning: Never point the directional antenna towards the inside distribution
antenna, this will cause oscillation and the booster will shut down.
Note: Oscillation (feedback) can occur when the outside (signal) antenna is too
close to the inside (distribution) antenna. Oscillation in a signal booster is similar
to when a microphone is too close to a speaker in PA system which cause a loud
screeching sound. When this oscillation happens, it can potentially interfere with
nearby cellular towers.
Warning: Never connect the signal booster directly to your cellular device as this
may damage your cellular device.
Warning: Any antenna used with this device must be at least 8 inches from any
person.
Warning: Ensure that both antenna’s are connected to the signal booster before
commissioning the system.
Note: This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to two
conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation. Changed or modification not expressly approved by Signifi
Mobile Inc could void the authority to operate this equipment.
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Important Note: Before use, you must register this consumer device with
your wireless provider and have their consent. The majority of wireless providers
have consented to the use of signal boosters. You must operate this device with
approved antennas and cables as specified in the install guide. If requested by the
FCC or a cellular service provider, the device will need to be turned off immediately.
Warning: E911 location information may be inaccurate for calls placed while using
this device.
FCC RF Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instruction
for satisfying RF exposure compliance. This transmitter must not be co-located or
operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Important Note Related to Industry Canada
Radio equipment that is installed, activated, modified, repaired, maintained or
allowed to be operated is duly authorized and operated in accordance with the
aforementioned authorization, by checking the operator’s license, or, failing that,
consulting the following website at: http://spectrumdirect.ic.gc.ca
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The LED alarm lights represent the status of the booster on each frequency.
When the lights are green the device is operating normally meaning that it is not
experiencing any oscillation (feedback) and it is boosting the signal at maximum
power. When the LED lights begin to change color from green to orange to red,
it means that particular frequency is experiencing some oscillation (feedback).
If the oscillation is excessive the booster will shut down for that
particular frequency. The booster will still work for the other frequency on a
multi-band booster.
Oscillation is caused when the indoor (distribution) antenna sends a
signal back into the outdoor (signal) antenna. Similar to a PA system,
when the microphone gets too close to the speaker it causes feedback.
This will occur if your antennas are too close together, or the indoor
antenna is pointed at the outdoor antenna. Make sure you have
adequate separation and some type of shielding between the antennas
(usually your roof or a cement wall is good enough).
IMPORTANT NOTES
The 2 most important things to look for when setting up your system is:
1
2
A good input signal (the best you can find)
Isolating the outdoor (signal) antenna from the indoor
(distribution) antennas so they do not feedback into each
other.
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By capturing the best input signal you will be able to enjoy the maximum
coverage and best quality signal inside where your distribution antennas are
located. The better the input signal, the better the output signal. In order to find
the best input signal, you want to place your outdoor (signal) antenna as high
as possible with the least amount of obstruction between the antenna and the
cellular base tower. A clear line of site is ideal.
Isolating the signal from the antennas is done by ensuring that the antennas are
not pointing to each other and by having enough distance or barrier shielding
in between them. The signals travel like rays of sunlight, a directional antenna
will send the signal in the direction that it is pointing. An omni directional
antenna will send the signal in every direction around it. So depending on your
equipment its important to be sure that your distribution antenna (indoor) is not
sending the signal back into the outdoor (signal) antenna.
THINGS TO CHECK WHEN EXPERIENCING
WEAK CELLULAR SIGNAL
1
Ensure the signal antenna (outdoor) is pointing in the correct
direction and is capturing adequate signal for the booster.
2
Check all connections on the cable, antennas, and booster.
3
4
5
Check cable for bends and or cuts.
All LED lights on the booster should be green.
Signal antenna (outdoor) and the distribution antennas (indoor) have
adequate separation and are not causing feedback.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY ARE THE LED LIGHTS TURNING ORANGE,
RED OR SHUTTING OFF?
There are certain cases where your system could be experiencing
oscillation. This can be attributed to either the quality of your input
signal or having your signal (outdoor) antenna and distribution (indoor)
antenna too close together. Please review the following guidelines to
help resolve this issue:
1. Adjust the direction of the signal (outdoor) antenna. If the system is
receiving a very high input signal, you can point your signal (outdoor)
antenna away from the cellular tower to reduce the strength of the input
signal and therefore, reduce the oscillation. Alternatively if your system is
receiving a very poor quality signal (weak and unusable signal), you can
point your signal (outdoor) antenna more directly towards the cellular tower
to increase the strength of the input signal. Sometimes this may require
completely repositioning the antenna to a location where you can achieve a
line of site to the tower.
2. Increase the separation between the signal (outdoor) antenna and the
distribution (indoor) antenna. This can be achieved by increasing the
distance between the two antennas or by placing barriers between them,
such as moving the distribution (indoor) antenna to an adjacent room where
there would be an additional wall separating them from the signal (outdoor)
antenna.
3. Manual Gain Control. Adjust the gain with the manual gain control function
using the dip switches on the side of the booster.
See page 22 for more details.
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I INSTALLED THE BOOSTER
AND MY SIGNAL STRENGTH IS STILL WEAK
In order to correct a weak signal; essentially you have the options of:
•
•
•
•
Adjust the aim of the signal (outdoor) antenna or replace it with a
higher gain antenna.
Move the distribution (indoor) antenna.
Increase the number of distribution (indoor) antennas.
Reducing the attenuation values you chose when setting the manual gain
control.
I CANNOT MAINTAIN CALLS,
MY SIGNAL STRENGTH FLUCTUATES
If you find the booster is working but drops calls or delivers fluctuating signal
levels, the most likely cause is oscillation between the signal and distribution
antenna(s).
Determine the status of the cellular booster led alarms. If so there is insufficient
isolation between antennas. You can either increase the distance between
antennas or place barriers between them to attenuate the signals or adjust the
manual gain control settings.
A second cause for this symptom is poor cable connections. Confirm that all
cable connections are tight and secure.
A third cause may be interference from other cellular service providers operating
in the same frequency bands. If their signals are stronger than the cellular signals
you want to receive from the cell tower. In this case the unwanted signal needs
to be attenuated either by repositioning or
re-aligning the signal (outdoor) antenna, or by using barriers (buildings, trees,
etc) to block the signal.
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MY LED’S ARE ALL GREEN BUT MY SIGNAL IS STILL
WEAK - MY COVERAGE IS POOR
If you receive a signal where you did not previously... or, if the radius
of the service area covered is small...and your LED’s are all green... the
booster is working properly but for some reason the signal is not very
strong. This can be due to weak input signal.
•
Adjust your signal (outdoor) antenna to point more accurately at the
cellular tower in order to increase the input signal.
•
Check the coaxial cable to ensure there are not any creases or cuts in it.
Perhaps the cable was damaged during installation.
WHY ISN’T MY CELL PHONE INDICATING MORE
SIGNAL WITH MORE BARS?
You may not always observe more bars on your signal meter because
of the signal spreading out from the antenna. If your phone has a db
meter, 3db is a significant increase of 2 times, 6db is 4 times, and 10db is
10 times. on a four bar phone, one “bar” equals about 10db.
The increase in signal you will see depends upon:
•
The level of signal at the signal (outdoor) antenna
•
The care of the antenna placement (2 feet away from metal, adequate
antenna separation [30 feet recommended] ).
•
The distance of your phone/device from the distribution (indoor)
antenna (signal spreads or diminishes rapidly with distance.)
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NOTES
Model # :
Serial # :
Date Purchased :
Purchased From :
Notes:
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