ALFA AOA-8696-3ACM is outdoor fiberglass encased omni-directional 868~960MHz antenna with 3 dBi gain, manufactured in Taiwan by ALFA Network. The product is TAA compliant, an important checkbox for government LoRa purchases. Also included is an outdoor bracket designed for mounting to a pole or PVC pipe. This antenna measures 23.6 inches and is compatible with all Helium Hotspot miners in this frequency band.
This antenna is compatible with the RAK V2, Bobcat 300, Nebra Indoor, SenseCAP M1, Kerlink, Linxdot, SyncroB.it, Helium Hotspot, Kerlink, FreedomFi & LongAP, (915 MHz USA and Australia versions + Europe 868 MHz also) but requires an RP-SMA male to N-female coaxial cable to fit, and we carry compatible coaxial cables. This has the same gain as the Bobcat factory antenna and would be a better choice for RAK or Nebra owners.
We do recommend RokTape to seal all outdoor connection points.
Frequency: 868 MHz ~ 960 MHz
Gain: 3 dBi
VSWR: ≤ 2.0
Radiation: Omni Direction
Connector: N male
Maximum Input Power: 50W
Lightning Protection: DC Grounded
Antenna Material: Fiberglass
Mount Style: Pole
Diameter of Installation Pole: Ø 30 ~ Ø 50 mm (brackets 2.25 inches wide)
Antenna Dimension: 600 mm x Ø 20 mm
Weight: 200 g
Operating Temperature: -40 ℃ to +80 ℃
Rated Wind Velocity: 60m/s
See full spec sheet here
Be cautious of gain inflation- some places arbitrarily inflate antenna gain numbers to appear better than competing products. Because gain cannot be easily measured by the end-users, we have seen similar antennas marketed as numbers like 18 dBi to 30 dBi that are not even 20 inches tall. Rokland has been making antennas for over 14 years for WiFi, 4G, and other applications. Our 915 MHz antennas are listed with actual specifications. You also do not want extremely high gain as your path will be very narrow and miss other hotspots.
Antennas with a focused spectrum will have better performance on that band segment vs antennas with a very wide spectrum. We would not recommend using antennas that are also WiFi 2.4 GHz compatible with your mining equipment. This antenna has a frequency range of just 868-960 Mhz to give you improved performance.
Need a low loss shielded cable?
This requires an RP-SMA male to N-female coaxial cable to fit your miner, and we carry compatible coaxial cables.
Use with your Helium miner to help increase your coverage area. This antenna can be used outdoors and is weather and dust-proof.
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State sales tax of 7.75% will be added to CALIFORNIA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.
Return Policy: You may return this item, open or used, for an exchange or refund at your discretion within 30 days of receipt. Because range can vary greatly based on your environment, if you are not sure a particular product will meet your range needs please contact us before buying. Orders with free shipping selected will incur a 10% restocking fee to help us cover the original shipping cost, unless the item is defective or different from the advertisement. Any expedited shipping charges paid, including return shipping, are never refundable. If you opt for an exchange, we will pay to ship the replacement to you. Items must be returned the way they were received, with all pieces, documentation, and retail packaging (if applicable) included. For bulk purchases, see our bulk purchase return policy Here.