SureCall has done it again with the release of their latest cellular booster, The Fusion2Go Max. This unit is a change from past designs in the way that the booster functions and where the physical location of some of the components are located in which I will explain in detail in a bit.

This unit is a definite step up in performance over its predecessor, the Fusion 2G0 3.0.  The main physical difference with this cellular amp is that the antenna and some of the electronics of the unit are incorporated into the “shark fin” antenna unit.  This has several advantages and the main one being that their is much less loss in the boosted signal as it does not have to travel to the amp before it is boosted. This also is a much more aerodynamic unit and and the larger foot print of the magnet of the antenna is much stronger and ideal for extreme crosswinds such as those encountered when storm chasing.

Placing the LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) closer to the antenna is crucial at the higher frequencies used with today’s LTE bands. At higher frequencies, signal losses are much greater with longer runs of coax between the amplifier and the antenna of older units.

 

Below are some real world tests of the units with signal strengths and speed tests comparisons.

 

Low signal without booster

 

 

Associated speed test with low signal and no boost.

 

Excellent signal with booster on.

 

Associated speed test excellent signal with boost on.

 

As with any booster, they can not boost a signal that is not there at all. If you are in an area with absolutely no signal at all, cellular booster will not be effective in those areas, you must have some kind of signal to be able to boost it.

Below are the technical specs of this unit.

Part Number: SC-Fusion2GoMax
Uplink Frequency Range (MHz): 698-716 / 776-787 / 824-849 / 1850-1915 / 1710-1755 (G Block Included)
Downlink Frequency Range (MHz): 728-746 / 746-757 / 869-894 / 1930-1995 / 2110-2155 (G Block Included)
Supported Standards: CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, EVDO, LTE and all cellular standards
Input/Output Impedance: 50 Ohm
Maximum Gain: 50 dB (all bands)
Gain Adjustment: 20 dB (Automatic)
Max Uplink Power: 29.0 dBm, 1 Watt EIRP
Noise Figure: ≤5 dB
VSWR: ≤2.0
DC Car Charger: 6-17V
Exterior Antenna Cable Type / Length: RG-174 / 10 feet
Interior Antenna Cable Type / Length: RG-174 / 10 feet
RF Connectors: FME Male (both ends)
Power Consumption: ≤10W
Operation Temperature: -4ºF to +158ºF
Dimensions: 5.625″ x 4″ x 1.125″
Weight: 1.43 lbs

 

The SureCall line of cellular booster are the best choice available when looking for an affordable booster that actually works in the field.  I have tried all of the name brand boosters and hands down, SureCall boosters just work with little interaction need by the user.

 

For more info, please check out the following link.

 

https://www.surecall.com/signal-booster/vehicle/FUSION2GO-MAX/

 

Steve Polley is a 15 year storm chaser and also the owner of MesoExtreme Media Productions LLC. His interest in severe weather began at an early age of seven when a grain bin partially collapsed a truck that he was sitting in. Since then, he has been fascinated with all facets of severe weather from large hail and tornadoes, to ice and snow storms. Steve is also a storm chaser for KWCH-TV in Wichita, KS and KKTV-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You can also follow Steve @stormchaseguy on Twitter. Steve’s work has been featured on many local and national media outlets such as the Weather Channel, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, KAKE-TV, KSNT-TV, KQTV, KWCH and KKTV

 

 

 

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