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    GROUNDPLANE ANTENNA MADE OF COAX ONLY - Without SO239 or N-Conector

    EASY SPIDER / GROUNDPLANE ANTENNA, MADE OF COAX-ONLY.

    No SO239 or PL259 or N-Connectors required.

    No Soldering Required.



    TRIAL RUN



    IN 5 STEPS

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    Step #5

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    That looks brilliant, have you done a before and after comparison with your current antenna?

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    suitable for indoor only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucengemok View Post
    suitable for indoor only...
    1) Apply silicone caulk or similar sealant over the area where radials are inserted into coax.
    2) Also apply a drop of the sealant on top of the whip.
    3) Use multiple cable ties or hose clamp in place of black tie wire I have used. This will hold the radials more firmly in place against the outdoor winds.

    After above modifications, the antenna can be used outdoors also.
    Last edited by abcd567; 2015-05-29 at 17:49.

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    have you tested it outdoor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucengemok View Post
    have you tested it outdoor?
    I live in an apartment with no balconies. No way to test it outdoors. If you have facility to install outdoors, you may give it a try after applying silicone caulk or similar sealant over the area where radials are inserted into coax. The antenna then may sustain outdoor condition for months.
    Last edited by abcd567; 2015-10-01 at 15:28.

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    but u haven't paste the result,arent u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd567 View Post
    I live in an apartment with no balconies. No way to test it outdoors. If you have facility to install outdoors, you may give it a try after applying silicone caulk or similar sealant over the area where radials are inserted into coax. The antenna then may sustain outdoor condition for months.
    Can you open your windows - and mount it outside ?
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    In the diagram below, the design (A) is the one shown in photos of first post above.

    Now try the variant (B) in diagram below. If you are going to use it outdoors, apply silicone seallant/caulk/hot melt glue on the area where radials are inserted into coax, to protect from rain/moisture/snow.


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