Re: Build your own antenna's
From: Valentín Guillén (usenet1_at_myrealbox.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 23:30:09 -0700
On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 15:34:48 +0000, RoadRunner wrote:
> Most of the build it yourself wifi antenna's seem to have a N-type
> connector on the metal can end.
> Do most people use RG58 or is it RG59 or does the short length make it
> pretty much the same. i know one is 50 ohm and the other 75 ohm.
> I have a USB wifi adapter that is easy to rip of the stubby antenna.
> there seems to be just one wire connected. I assume it is just a case
> of desolding and then soldering to the centre of the RG58 cable. even
> if it looks a bit dodgy.
> I need to get up and running quite quickly.
Unless you're only going to run a couplf of feet, or perhaps one or two
meters MAX, don't even think about using this type of coaxial cable. For
four or five meter runs, MAAYBE RG213 or RG8 would do, but anything over
that MUST have Heliax or LMR400 cabling.