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[OT] antenna - chat

Post by joachimF » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:57 pm

my cat has bitten off the antenna of the meteostick ( 1 cm ). Now I had to protect the Stick with a plastic or paper tube :wink:
I recieve the datas without any problem.
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Re: [OT] antenna - chat

Post by admin » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:38 pm

Good length is 8 cm. Any wire will do.

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Post by joachimF » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:03 pm

admin wrote:Good length is 8 cm.
It is a good idea to solder the missing part?
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Re: [OT] antenna - chat

Post by admin » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:51 am

You have 3 options:
- soldner the missing wire length to the top of the remaining wire
- Open enclosure (snapped in only) and solder new antenna wire
- send stick to me (mit frankiertem Rückumschlag) and I replace wire

You can also let it as is, but rf reception will be weaker than before. At least this is what theory tells me.

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Re: [OT] antenna - chat [solved]

Post by joachimF » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:57 pm

admin wrote: - soldner the missing wire length to the top of the remaining wire
I have choosen this option.
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und so ist Stick und Antenne nun geschützt
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Re: [OT] antenna - chat

Post by admin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:03 pm

cat proved :lol:

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