The Model 106603 Remote Whip Antenna is designed as a remote mounted antenna. This antenna is useful when a receiver must be mounted in poor signal reception location such as inside a gate operator case. Remote antennas are also useful in installations where the receiver is located inside a metal building and the transmitters will be activated from outside the building. The antenna has a bracket for mounting the antenna and connects to the Type-F connector on the receiver through a 15-foot coax cable. NOTE: Generally, the higher the antenna is mounted above ground level, the better the radio range will be. Features * Omni-directional remote whip antenna * Includes 15 feet of coax * Bracket for mounting
We needed better range to open our electric gates, so I thought I'd give this a try. Took just a few minutes to install and it worked perfectly. So good, I bought 3 more. I used some stainless steel #10 self tapping screws (not included) to attached the bracket to the motor cover.
GOT THE ANTENNA AND COAX CABLE AT GOOD PRICE.
My Linear opener is ~10yr old and has a single wire antenna. I had to jury-rig a connection to add/connect the coax to the single wire, without shorting to ground(outside sheath). Doable, but NOT the preferred way.
Once connected and routed outside my metal building, remote actuation was improved.