- Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:06 am #354313
I have two Spartan GoCams and both are on the ATT network. I had a squirrel chew my antenna wire on my Covert booster antenna (got him on cam). With the Covert booster antenna I got way better signal than with the HCO extended antenna. Covert antenna gave me an average of 3 bars and I feel that I got most my pics sent. The HCO extended antenna on the other had is not doing well at all, 1 bar and I am not getting but maybe 20-30% of my pics sent. I even tried just the stock short antenna and it seems the same as the extended HCO antenna. Keep in mind this cam is sitting in the same tree not moved all. The Native outdoors site where I bought the HCO extended antenna says up to 5dBi gain and they have a Covert that says 7dBi gain. Does the 2 extra dBi gain really make that much difference? On my old Covert booster antenna it had probably a 10 foot wire and the HCO one is about 6 feet. Thinking about trying the Covert booster antenna, I am pretty sure it is different than the Covert booster antenna than the one I had because my old one the squirrel chewed the wire on was the original model and the one on the Native site looks a bit different. My other Spartan GoCam is about 2 miles away and it works just fine with the HCO antenna. Both antennas now have metal piping to prevent future damage. Any thoughts?