Re: Solar Powered Cell Repeater For Off Grid Cabin..
I used a Wilson repeater/amplifier for years on the old CDMA network. It worked great, coupled to a high gain Yagi. I have not tried it on the new HSPA/GSM net work. One thing I will say about Wilson is that in my experience, their customer service is fantastic. The first unit I bought was a indirect coupled repeater, that i bought used. I blew it up, not knowing that the indoor antenna needed to be shielded from the outside antenna, so it fed back on itself. I looked all over for someone who could repair it, finally called Wilson. I talked to an engineer who explained what had happened, and why, and he said, "what's your address? I'll send you a new one!"
I think that they are well engineered, well built and pretty heavy duty. In the CDMA it took a hand held flip phone with virtually no service, and gave it 4 bars.
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!