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If you take the back off a Kaiser, there is a second antenna connector next to the GPS connector. I guess this is for a cellular antenna.

If so, how do you connect to this ? There isn't a hole in the back of the Kaiser for it. And what connector would it use, it seems smaller than a FME connector, and is recessed quite deeply.

Failing that, does anyone know of a method of using an external (cellular) antenna with a kaiser.

The only thing I have found on Google is an Ora Universal Passive Holder with external antenna connector (part BM-05007) but I haven't tried it.

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Guest Swampie

As he said - in addition to the GPS antenna socket, there's a second antenna socket under the rear cover. It appears though that you cannot get to the other antenna (presumably for a car kit) without removing the back cover - I assume there's meant to be a replacement cover or something for it.

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Yes, I meant the socket next to the GPS socket - that is under the other (left) half of the rubber flap.

I want to use an external cellular antenna somehow, but how ?

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There are 3 connectors. See the photo below.

Can anyone help identify which ones are which and what type of connectors they are (MMCX,SMRN,SMB,WTF, etc)?

external_antenna_connectors_small.jpg

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Nope, as said in another thread, there are only 2 connectors. The one on the left of the picture (which is upside down, so on the right of the device) is a Torx screw.

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Nope, as said in another thread, there are only 2 connectors. The one on the left of the picture (which is upside down, so on the right of the device) is a Torx screw.

So how do you use the external cellular connector ?

What sort of socket is it ?

And can you get back covers with an extra hole in them ?

I can't imagine you are expected to drill a hole in the back.

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The hole is for a standard mobile antenna, most mobile phones should have one.

In the case of the kaiser you would have to have a replacment case or no case at all to be able to use it easier, or as mentioned to "drill" your own hole.

There is not much need for these and as such the demand for the use does not warrant a company to produce a custom car mount with integrated adaptor.

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The hole is for a standard mobile antenna, most mobile phones should have one.

In the case of the kaiser you would have to have a replacment case or no case at all to be able to use it easier, or as mentioned to "drill" your own hole.

There is not much need for these and as such the demand for the use does not warrant a company to produce a custom car mount with integrated adaptor.

Thanks Ravage,

Do you know what connector it is ? It is much smaller (and further in) than any connector I have. Is it the same as the GPS connector, it looks slightly smaller.

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Thanks Ravage,

Do you know what connector it is ? It is much smaller (and further in) than any connector I have. Is it the same as the GPS connector, it looks slightly smaller.

I doubt it's the same as the GPS connector as that requires a different type of aerial and would possibly be different to stop you from using it with it.

Here is an example of a cellphone aerial adaptor http://www.westcoastmall.net/images/3042003.jpg

Do you need a strong signal, i've never had a problem with the signal on my Kaiser.

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I doubt it's the same as the GPS connector as that requires a different type of aerial and would possibly be different to stop you from using it with it.

Here is an example of a cellphone aerial adaptor http://www.westcoastmall.net/images/3042003.jpg

Do you need a strong signal, i've never had a problem with the signal on my Kaiser.

I don't get a signal inside my house (with any phone or operator) though it is full strength outside. I use an adaptor similar to the one above, connected to an aerial outside. But I'm struggling to find the correct adaptor for the TytnII

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