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How To Install SureCall Flare, Flare 3.0, and FlareDB+ Signal Booster

Jun 24, 2020

See video showing live demonstration on how to install SureCall Flare, Flare 3.0, and FlareDB+ home and office building cell phone signal booster kit system. It first includes unboxing SureCall Flare, Flare DB Plus, and Flare Three Point Zero. Then it demonstrates their step by step installation process.

Getting started

All series of SureCall Flares will keep you connected in a small home or office by increasing your data speeds and giving you a more reliable cellular signal for talk and text on any North American Carrier. Correctly installing the Flare booster kit is important to get the most out of your booster. So let us get started. Included in your kit is the flare signal booster, a 50 feet length of RG6 cable, a power supply, drywall anchors, some cable clips and the outside antenna, which includes its mounting hardware and an L-bracket.

Original SureCall Flare version has 75 Ohm Omni antenna (Omnidirectional or multi-directional antenna), whereas Flare 3.0 and FlareDB+ come with Unidirectional or single-direction 75 Ohm Yagi antenna.

Omni-directional antennas are suitable when outside signal is medium to good because then it can catch signals from all directions from all cell carrier towers but it cannot catch them from extremely far away like Yagi antennas can, from as signal carrier's cell tower. Therefore, SureCall Flare 3 and Flare DB+ are great for rural remote areas where nearest cell tower is very far away.

Find the strongest signal.

To begin, find the location outside of your home with the strongest signal. Put your phone into test mode and walk around the outside of your home, noting the signal level at each location. If possible, we highly recommend doing this on the roof of your home or building. The higher you get, the stronger the signal you will receive. Once you have found the location with the best signal, you can mount the outside antenna there. Again, mount outside antenna as high as possible. Installing antenna high on the roof allows you to clear trees, buildings and other obstacles, allowing you to get stronger signal to the signal booster.

Mount outside antenna.

To mount outside antenna, use the included L-bracket. You can mount the bracket directly to a wall or onto a pole or vent pipe on the roof. To mount the antenna on a wall, place the L bracket in the install location and mark the holes. Drill the hole and insert the wall anchors. Replace the L-bracket and secure it to the wall with the washers and nuts. To mount the antenna on a pole or vent pipe, place the U-bolt around the pole. Slide the bracket over the U-bolt, followed by the L-bracket. Secure the L-bracket in place with the washers and nuts. Remove the nuts and washers from the bottom of the antenna. Place the antenna on top of the L-bracket, making sure the bolts fit through the holes on the top of the bracket. Secure the antenna in place by replacing the washers and nuts and tightening them down. The outside antenna that comes with original SureCall Flare kit is an omnidirectional antenna, which gathers signal from all directions around it, so there's no need to aim the antenna. For weak signal areas, you can get Flare 3.0 or FlareDB+ and install the Yagi directional antenna included to aim it at the cell tower for a stronger incoming signal.

Choose the location for the booster.

Next connect the RG6 cable to your outside antenna and run it to where you will be placing your booster. Use the cable clips to secure the cable in place and keep it neat and tidy. Now choose the location for the booster. Make sure that the booster is at least 25 feet away from outside antenna and within reach of an electrical outlet. Installing the booster closer than 25 feet to the outside antenna will negatively affect the performance of your booster, giving you a smaller coverage area inside. The more separation you can create between the booster and the outside antenna, the better performance you will receive from your booster. Place the booster in a central location where you need boosted signal. Connect the booster to the RG6 cable previously run from the outside antenna. Then connect the power supply and plug it in. That is all there is to it. Thereafter, you should be getting stronger signal in your home or office building.

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  • These are some of the best instructions I’ve ever read for installing an electronic device. Most are either too sparse or too detailed. These have the necessary information you need and some side notes for troubleshooting. Are the instructions that come with the boosters like this? If so, other companies should follow suit.

    Danny Vallecillo on
  • Hey Daria. Regarding your question “Are there any additional videos on installing the Flare signal boosters?” I can point to one I found on this site. There’s a video about Flare installation that is related to troubleshooting Flare boosters, something which you might need down the road after installing a booster. Let me know if this helps.

    Tori McGuirk on
  • Are there any additional videos on installing the Flare signal boosters? I always like to see more than one installation video to see if there’s extra information I may have failed to pick up in the first video. This looks comprehensive but repetition is how I learn and I’d rather watch a few videos before I do the install.

    Daria Edwards on
  • This signal booster looks fairly simple. The hardest part for me would be the outside antenna. The actual installation looks fairly easy, but I don’t like climbing up on the roof. I’ve seen some ads here for signal boosters that include installation with the price so that’s a possibility too.

    Pat Beard on

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