Confirming the size for a 900mhz GP Patch Antenna
Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:19 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:08 PM
So, it looks like IBCrazy's plan for this type of antenna uses that type of connector. So I will go with that, but using the cutout specs for the GP Patch.. since my understanding of the formulas and locations of the cable/connectors in these plans make me look like a pig staring at a wrist watch I was hoping someone could let me know if my plan should work. I'm going to try and locate a ham radio guru in my area to help review my finished antenna to see if it is working as designed.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:28 AM
The antenna connector on the back of a TV is a F-connector.
Mine has a coax type plug (like the type found on the back of TV's, I don't know my terms.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:34 AM
I've test the antenna against the stock (rubber duck?) antenna by riding my sons bike donw the street with the receiver recording the video on my computer (antenna outside). I get about 1.5 blocks before I turned around with the patch and it seemed to drop completely at that point. the rubber duck only gets 1 block. This is in a urban setting, not an open field where I'd be flying so my next test there I hope to get even better results.
I've also contacted a local ham operator who is willing to help test my antenna with his equipment.
I'll update as my test continues.