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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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.
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.
Cel-Fi WAVE offers a window into what is happening within the heart of a Cel-Fi smart booster. It also enables you to control certain features of the unit.