1. bndt059's Avatar
    my storm is running 148/5.0.0.93[9000] Hybrid . i live in a very weak coverage area 1 maybe 2 bars , bounces from 1x - 1xev . i have done a radio swap and i have tried .90 and .109 with no better reception. with everything else set aside and just for signal and reception sake so i can actually make and receive calls is there one radio that is the strongest over the rest for a rural area like i live in . i am on vz . also does a radio files reception signal act the same on all os's? i have did *228 and nothing seems to help.
    thanks and any input is welcome.
    Last edited by bndt059; 05-25-09 at 09:20 PM.
    05-25-09 09:05 PM
  2. Raptor007's Avatar
    I can't speak to the radio stack issue, have you considered a signal booster at your home? I live in a similar area with better VZW coverage than I had a few years ago. I am getting 3 bars, sometimes 4-5 on my wireless modem. Also don't rely solely on the bars you see, check out the signal strength number that may tell you more.
    05-25-09 09:19 PM
  3. bndt059's Avatar
    yes i have keeping an eye on my db's around -100 to -105 i am trying to avoid the extra money for a signal booster if i can
    05-25-09 09:22 PM
  4. Raptor007's Avatar
    I know what you mean about the signal booster cost. Roughly $350-500 for what I have seen with install to get electrical run from my attic. I may not have a choice but to do it myself soon.
    05-26-09 07:52 AM
  5. ker2gsr's Avatar
    I just recently moved and my new place is horrible in reception I too don't want to dish out for a booster especiAlly. When I'm suppose to have "thE network". I didn't have this issue before and now not sure what to. Do

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    05-26-09 08:22 AM
  6. mikewanda1971's Avatar
    Right now mine days -101 and I'm surfin the net. With 1 maybe 2 bars.

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    05-26-09 08:28 AM
  7. lyricidal's Avatar
    Have you Tried .132 radio? Or .113?

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    05-26-09 08:32 AM
  8. MrsStraty's Avatar
    What is a good db strength?

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    05-26-09 08:34 AM
  9. db306's Avatar
    Have you Tried .132 radio? Or .113?

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    I personally liked the radio in .113 Out of all the os' I've tried, .113 seemed to have the strongest most stable radio.
    05-26-09 08:36 AM
  10. db306's Avatar
    What is a good db strength?

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    I think anywhere in the -80's and -90's is good
    05-26-09 08:38 AM
  11. storm-season's Avatar
    anything lower than -80 (negative value, I.E. -79, -78 etc.) is great. With 5 bars of 1XEV I have around -77 to -83. The higher the negative value the worse the signal strength
    05-26-09 09:05 AM
  12. swisspanic's Avatar
    I have had 4 Storms and tried 5 different OSs. None of them could hold on to a signal. I live in an area that only has one tower and the signal strength is 4 to 5 bars. At random times I will lose all signal strength and the person I talk to cant hear me or I can't hear them or both. So there is definitely a problem with the Storms and a radio signal. Just not sure if its a radio file or the hardware.
    05-26-09 09:31 AM
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