Thanks for your insight itguy! I'm pretty new to the LTE stuff, pretty well versed in regular broadband, fiber and DSL. Is that Wilson 314775 antenna directional? I'm told it is not?
I have it mounted to a pole that is on the eve of my roof, approximately 14-15ft off the ground. Do I need to go higher?
I understand the LTE needs 2 antennas, but all of these Wilson units they are suggesting only have 1 input? So the Y adapter is not a good idea?
All Yagi antennas are pretty directional. They are great for pulling in weak signals but have to be aimed properly. Here's the specs on it.
If it were me I'd not use it unless you are in a real rural area and needing to pull in a far away signal. I'd go for the omnidirectional that looks like the can.
I think your mounting spot is good - we mount 'em on the roof on a small pole. Think strip mall. I'd guess the elevation would be about the same.
LTE doesn't need 2 antennas but can benefit from them. You have to make sure it's in the "Main" antenna spot and not the Diversity. 2 antennas helps to combine weaker signals and can help if you're inbetween cells but is a "good idea" but not necessary. We have many installs running well with just 1 antenna as long as the signal is high. If you have access to the raw signal strength you can use This
as a guide to tune your antenna and a good idea what values to shoot for.