Originally posted by dubltap
would there be any signal degredation if I were to encase a cantenna in something like PVC? as much as I like the gain I hate the look of it. Hopefully the encasement would be a purely cosmetic change.
Originally posted by jeffrowe
I am not much when it comes to radio theory or antenna design...
in fact, its something i dont really understand at all...
but I follow directions good <wink>
So If I were to get a PVC Pipe of the correct inner diameter, and an end cap for it, then basically put a cantenna inside, and cap the open end with a PVC cap... the signal would still pass through the PVC? It woudl be like a short fat weatherproof YAGI in all except gain/db?
What about if I used sheet metal to form my own can? so that it better fit the cantenna specs and the PVC? or what about simply coating the insides of the pvc with metal?
This last one if an off the top of me head idea... I dont know what kind of metal I woudl use, or if it woudl be metallic paint, or what not... anyone want to comment? is it the metal? The reflective surface? what kind of paint/liquid metal/whatever woudl work???
Originally posted by MRK
One question. Look at this picture. Is this why you are talking about?
Does anyone know if that will work?
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