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Offline azchrisf

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Meteostick Antenna
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:37:02 AM »
I need a larger antenna for the Meteostick in order for it to pick up the signals reliably.
Does anyone have a recommendation for replacement of the wire? I can solder if necessary.

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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 01:06:50 AM »
I would think just splicing a piece of wire (same Gauge) and running a longer piece would grab more signal.  Try that before soldering.
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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 01:41:25 PM »
Yeah I had that idea, just didn't know if there was something else like a real antenna that could be soldered in.
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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:47:02 PM »
let me know if it works.  I always thought that was a tiny antenna on mine.
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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 01:53:35 PM »
Yes, it works.
I added about 4-5 inches of wire to it. Got a better signal, but now I need to figure out how to support it so it doesn't flop over...

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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 04:17:28 PM »
I make these 2.4GHz antennas for my ESP8266 devices to extend the range. I then insert it into heat shrink tubing. Then into a drinking straw. This is to protect it and stop the end from pocking into my eye.
Might give you some ideas.  :-)
You might be able to hot glue the straw to the meteostick
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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
Yes, it works.
I added about 4-5 inches of wire to it. Got a better signal, but now I need to figure out how to support it so it doesn't flop over...

Sounds like a great idea. I am curious how this has worked out. How much increase in signal were you able to achieve?


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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 10:57:39 AM »
I can't quantify it, but it went from not latching onto a signal 3/5 times to receiving a steady signal, so pretty good.

If you can solder onto it, there is nothing stopping you from attaching a real antenna with gain if you know what your doing.

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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 11:04:47 AM »
I can't quantify it, but it went from not latching onto a signal 3/5 times to receiving a steady signal, so pretty good.

If you can solder onto it, there is nothing stopping you from attaching a real antenna with gain if you know what your doing.

I may give it a try. My signals from the Davis ISS are good (-51 db), as shown from the Meteobridge RF meter, but I have a separate Anemometer Transmitter that is a little weak (-65 db). Thanks for the info.

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Re: Meteostick Antenna
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 11:05:59 AM »
You may want to look into getting some repeaters if you can afford it, that will help more than the antenna mod.