Joined: 05 May 2008 Posts: 62 Location: Near Area 51, Nevada
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 18:22 Post subject: These are a deal, and they're simple and universal
Pig tails are usually really short, you still need a run of coax to go anywhere. Yagi's are directional, so they need to be mounted where they can point in the right direction. Coax cable always has signal loss, that adds up with length, especially at high frequencies like this, the better the coax you use, the better. I like LMR400. The length on those I linked to you is 6 feet. The main reason is that at 12 feet, the coax neutralizes the gain of the antenna, youd have done as well to move your tower to where the antenna is placed. _________________ Perfect Cantenna: Use the big spagetti sauce cans, 3-1/4" diameter. Make the element 31mm long, and place the element exactly 2-1/2" from the bottom of the can. The dimentions are critical, and these are perfect.