Why do I need a external antenna for my PocketPC?

By: flashni
For stronger signal strengths, lesser static interruptions, and better GPS reception and accuracy, use an external antenna. PocketPC gadgets from HP iPAQ, Dell, and Palm, especially those with cellular phone and GPS capabilities, can work better with various signal enhancers.

An external antenna is one of the numerous PDA handheld accessories along with PDA cases, screen protectors, styluses, car mounts, cables, and others that ensure total Pocket PC protection and improved functions.

External Antennas For PocketPCs - Promoting Seamless Connectivity

For PDAs with cellular phone and GPS (global position system), an external antenna can work wonders. An external antenna can be attached to the Pocket PC device and can be conveniently placed on the roof of your car, at the top of your desk, etc. An external antenna for your Pocket PC can utilize more signals making communication faster and more convenient.

Even though some Pocket PC units, PDA phones, and cellular phones have their built-in antenna, an external one is still useful.

A built-in antenna has certain limitations in sending and receiving signals because of its restricted size so the user has to find the right place to conduct his call or use the GPS of his Pocket PC. An external antenna can easily get better signals because it can place itself in a better radio frequency (RF) environment.

Various points should also be taken care of before connecting an antenna to your Pocket PC. Other PDA accessories, like cables or connectors, are needed to connect the antenna to your Pocket PC.

Longer handheld cables lessen the signals, so shorter cables should be chosen where possible. The location of the external antenna should also be considered. For example, when you're on the road, the perfect spot to put the Pocket PC antenna is on the roof of the vehicle to widen handheld signal coverage.
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