And now, the next installment of, “What Can I make From Cardboard And Foil?”
And tape, and a premade pigtail with SMA adapter, I had lying around…
No foam separator. Just cardboard.
And, a twist… This one was fabricated using information from the internet. No actual physical measurements of the subject model. I know from the Internet that the antenna is 12cm side, and that the spacing between elements is 7mm. There is a photo out there that shows the antenna with a ruler next to it.
So, using that picture and Paint.net ruler function, was able to surmise that the center element is about 85mm, and the parasitic is about 80mm. I went with that.
Here it is…
“driven” element and parasitic
and the performance just sitting in the windowsill:
Not super impressive, but proves that it is possible to make a useable Outernet antenna with a 12cm square stack of cardboard and foil and some sort of feedline.