QLD Mobile Blackspot Now a Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Coverage Solution for Scenic Rim Accommodation, QLD Australia

The McGhee family live in Darlington Qld adjacent Lamington National Park at the head waters of the Albert River, located 40kms from the Gold Coast and 85kms from Brisbane. Commonly known as ‘the green behind the Gold”, the area has an overabundance of breathtaking scenery, wildlife and clean mountain air.  A well-known mobile coverage blackspot with its beautiful aspect directly contributing to its extremely unattractive cellular coverage.

Two family homes sit on large acreage site, some distance apart in a picturesque valley, enjoying everything that nature provides for free – only to have no home mobile coverage while paying for it. 

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Cel-Fi RS2 for Telstra End of Life

After a long and satisfying life the Cel-Fi RS2 for Telstra 3G model is now being retired.  He is being replaced by his younger and smarter brother, Cel-Fi PRO for Telstra covering both 3G and 4G Bands: 3G 850, 4G 700/1800 MHz (however only one 4G band at a time).

Cel-Fi PRO Repeater has been tested, authorised and approved by Telstra for use on the Telstra Mobile Network

The Cel-Fi PRO for Telstra Smart Repeater acts as a signal booster, making it an ideal product to boost and distribute a 3G/4G mobile signal within your home or office. With this mobile smart repeater supporting voice and mobile internet, dropped calls and slow internet are a thing of the past.

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WA Campsite EFTPOS Machine – Signal Boosted by Cel-Fi

Lake Navarino Holiday Park is around an hour and half’s drive south of Perth. It’s in an idyllic location on the shores of Lake Navarino, a lake created by the Waroona Dam, which was built in the 1950s to provide irrigation for the local farmland. The holiday park offers cabins and camping sites, and also retains the original cottages that were built for the engineers who worked on the dam, which are now available as accommodation. However, the beautiful but remote location of the Holiday Park caused the new owners mobile connection problems they were determined to overcome.

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RV Daily Magazine Gives Cel-Fi GO the Thumbs Up

“Everyone is looking for mobile signal when about and enjoying the great outdoors.  We all have our own reasons for wanting it, and some people will go to great lengths to get it…….”

Freelance journalist Gary Tischer (otherwise known as Outdoor Gaz) drove his recognisable FJ Cruiser into the outback, on a mission to test Cel-Fi GO.  Cel-Fi GO is the first legal repeater produced for use in vehicle applications – from your FJ Cruiser to your caravan, your car and even your boat.  It is widely available – in fact it is possible to receive delivery within 24 hours of ordering!

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Cel-Fi GO Visits CSIRO

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Architecturally designed CSIRO Building

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia.  It is an amazing entity.

Their role is to carry out scientific research to assist Australian industry and the interests of the Australian community.  They are a leading organisation in the world in research and dissemination of information about science and technology.

Some of the amazing outcomes from the work undertaken by CSIRO include:

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Cel-Fi GO for Regional Connectivity

Using Cel-Fi GO for Regional Connectivity

It is a recognised fact that regional areas need connectivity to compete in a networked world and to improve business opportunities.  Some of the problems around remote areas are caused by limited (or no) mobile coverage, so improving coverage with either fixed line data, cellular or satellite is one way to ensure rural business’ can grow and take advantage of opportunities.

Communications experts can be the key to driving rural growth as they have the knowledge to utilise and even expand the options available.  If you are thousands of km’s from the nearest town, with no chance of NBN and the closest mobile signal just limps through your door – the best way forward is to speak to one of our experts to see what they can do for you.  Read more to see what the local Goondiwindi communications expert installed in this study.

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Mobile Coverage for Exmouth Caravan Park

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The world famous Ningaloo Reef is located on the North West Coast region of Western Australia off the coast of Exmouth. The Reef is approx. 260km long and very close to the coast of Australia – just ½ km in some areas.

The name Ningaloo comes from the Aboriginal word meaning “promontory”.  The Yamatji peoples of the Baiyungu and Yinigudura clans have inhabited the area for over 30,000 years.* The area is a mecca for grey nomads and tourists who want to explore the striking landscape and sea life of Australia.

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Illegal Repeaters – How to Decide

Illegal repeaters/boosters abound.  They can block mobile signal reaching your neighbours, and they can even bring down phone towers cutting signal to thousands of users. Penalties for operating illegal repeaters range from fines to jail terms.

Cel-Fi products differentiate themselves from illegal products by being in the public forum; the product is supported with product reviews and media releases etc.  You will find the illegal companies do not do this.

Find below a letter from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) listing the companies who sell illegal products: Mobile Repeaters Australia, Signal Boosters Australia, Amplify Australia.  They operate virtual premises and phone numbers that look like they are based in Australia or New Zealand, in reality they are based overseas making it very hard to shut them down.  Ebay has also recently banned all illegal repeaters from sale on their platform.

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Cel-Fi GO Stationary – Directing Mobile Signal

We recently worked with a reseller who needed to boost a non-existent mobile signal in a client home. Whilst the client did not have any signal around their house due to its position in a valley, there was signal on a hill close by. The solution was put together by Powertec engineers.

A solar powered installation was constructed on the hill with a Cel-Fi GO positioned within the box.  The panel antenna pushed the signal from the hill to the house.  The result was a usable mobile coverage signal for a delighted client.

This type of set up can send the mobile signal 100m typically (from installation site to destination house) but we do have distances of between 300 – 400m being reported by our resellers for similar applications.

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Cel-Fi GO in Caravans

On the back of many enquiries, we recently introduced 4 variations of Caravan Packs comprising of the Cel-Fi GO Stationary model and differing antennas depending on the caravan and the application.

Leading Edge Electronics Store in Geraldton specifically wanted one for their client who was travelling around Australia in their caravan.  Various options were discussed with the supplier with the final version selected being the Omni Caravan Pack.  This pack included: Stationary Cel-Fi GO, Blackhawk Marine Omni High Gain Antenna inc mount (7/10 dB) + 10m LMR240 cable & Indoor Wall Mount Antenna, 6m RG58 cable. Inc 240 adaptor (optional 12V if requested).

Feedback from the clients Joe and Robyn was extremely positive:

Prior to installing the Cel-Fi GO in their 21″ aluminium caravan, Joe had an occasional 1 bar reception which would allow texting only.  Robyn had no reception at all with a Telstra handset designed for regional use. 

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