[USRP-users] USRP2 Antenna for 2.4GHz-2.5GHz

Martin Braun martin.braun at ettus.com
Tue Oct 7 14:33:07 EDT 2014


On 10/07/2014 07:17 PM, Michael Schwingen via USRP-users wrote:
> On 07.10.2014 17:54, Martin Braun via USRP-users wrote:
>> Roland,
>>
>> the VERT2450 will do both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, you can get it via our
>> web site. You can connect anything with an SMA connector, so if you want
>> to go really cheap, you could build your own antenna (see, e.g.
>> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-wifi-antenna-out-of-a-pringles-can-nb/).
>>
> Not sure if this is a good idea - AFAIR, Oliver Bartels did some
> measurements on pringles-based cantennas in the german c't magazine and
> came to the result that it worked noticeably worse than a properly sized
> waveguide cantenna.

That was just a random Google search -- maybe I should have checked it
more carefully. What's definitely true is that if money is an issue, you
can build an antenna.

Have fun, everyone,
M




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