Cell Phone Jammer / Space Heater

Snippet: Cell Phone Jammer

Snippet: Cell Phone Jammer–You wouldn’t look at this and think that you are looking at a cell phone jammer. But, you would be wrong. This is a cell phone jammer and I tested it and it works perfectly, or rather it jammed our cell phone signal when we didn’t want it jammed.

Of course, I didn’t want it to be a cell phone jammer and it took some trial and error to determine the problem. After some testing it over and over again it worked every time. I don’t know if other heaters are also cell phone jammers, but I am certain this heater is a cell phone jammer.

Our location was quite a long distance from the cell phone tower and our signal was very weak. Otherwise, we may have never noticed. The way we tested it was that at first, we had a very weak signal. The signal was so weak that I set up our external directional antenna and cell phone booster. With the booster, we still had a weak but usable signal. Really the booster worked quite well.

By putting our directional antenna well above the roof and putting our inside antenna near the front door our data transmission rate went from less than one-half a megabit per second to over five megabits per second. One half is barely usable and five is just fine.

Here is our review of the Surecall cell phone Booster. RV Cell phone booster

So what happened?

Well, it started getting cold in the morning and since we had shore power, we plugged in the electric space heater. Immediately our internet went down. Nothing worked at all. After it warmed up in the RV, we turned off the space heater and the cell phone signal and our data rate was back.

We didn’t figure it out right away, but started connecting the dots and traced the problem to the space heater. Evidently the space heater has enough interference as to jam our cell phone signal. This hasn’t ever happened before, perhaps because we don’t always use the booster and of course we don’t always have a poor cell phone signal.

Components mentioned

This is what we used. We do not get commissions on the links and are provided only to help our friends.

Surecall Cell Phone Booster

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