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Use of 1/2 wave antenna instead of 1/4 wave.


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Hi All,

I have acquired some rather long sma antenna which are more that twice the length that I would need compared to my normal 1/4 wave antenna.

I was wondering if there was any advantage (range wise/signal integrity) in putting these onto my receivers thus (as I understand it) creating a 1/2 wave type of receiver system?

Thanks,

Will

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" I was wondering if there was any advantage (range wise/signal integrity) "

the basic 1/2 wave antenna doesn't really offer gain increase over the 1/4 wave, but it does not require a ground plane, as the 1/4 wave does.

properly matched, actual performance differences probably unnoticeable.

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