BEGINNERS #1: Improve the Whip Antenna of DVB-T

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    abcd567
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    When DVB-T Dongle is purchased, a whip antenna is supplied with it. Every beginner uses this whip in his starter setup.

    Improve the performance of this whip antenna by three simple steps given below:

    (1) Whip is too long for 1090 MHz. Cut it to 67mm.

    (2) Magnetic base provides an insufficient ground-plane. Enlarge ground-plane by placing the whip over a Metallic Can/Box/Plate. An added advantage of placing whip over an iron/steel can is that whip’s magnetic base will cling to the can and keep the whip stable & upright.

    (3) Signal is weak indoors. Place whip near a window or in attic to get maximum signal.

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    rin67630
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    Take care, the whip is made of hardened steel. Electronic cutting pliers may suffer from an attempt to cut it.

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