Originally Posted by sallemann
Another question: can I use this setup without actually mounting the antenna on the top of the trailer? Could I use it with the antenna in the trailer... or suction-cupped to the outside of a window or even to the top of the trailer?
I'm trying to reduce the number of holes in the fiberglass.
If you have the extra insulation option, the aluminized bubble wrap will cause some signal loss. In addition, Wilson publishes some safety distances that humans need to be from the antenna.
As to sticking the antenna to the fiberglass, the magnetic one that comes with the amplifier requires a ground plane. The steel roof of a typical vehicle provides that, but fiberglass doesn't. A 6" diameter piece of metal will provide one that works at the frequencies used by the cell system.
The antenna will not receive signals quite as well without the ground plane, and while I have not seen anyone post a problem, it is possible to damage the transmitter in the amp if the antenna does not have a ground plane.