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Which homemade test antenna?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:25 am
by el berto
Hi, I would make an "homemade" antenna for using the routerboards in a room for connection tests.
I have professional antennas, but tey are a bit difficult to use in a laboratory.
I found this link:
http://flakey.info/antenna/omni/quarter/

Could it work or I will damage the R52 radios?
Thanks.

Re: Which homemade test antenna?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:05 pm
by aaa
You can be safe to use it :)) Very simple, amplification not more like 2dBi

Re: Which homemade test antenna?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:33 pm
by jp
I have stuck a piece of cat5 conductor (a couple inches long, depending on the frequency) into the end of an N jack. Strip off about 1/2", fold that stripped part in half, and it has the perfect tension for staying in the center socket of the N Jack. Works fine indoors and doesn't have too much gain.