[Tinyos-help] Mica2 antenna

Michael Schippling schip at santafe.edu
Wed Sep 14 22:20:26 PDT 2005

You want to continue the shielding on the antenna wire up to the point
that the actual antenna starts... so leave 1/4 wave unshielded.
Detaching the antenna should amount to pulling the dingus out of
the connector...unless the 900MHz devices (which I have used) are
different. If its a squarish 1/8" thing on the end of the wire,
just use a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull it out...

RG 158 or 178 (if I remember my numbers) are the thing...

Jeremiah D. Jazdzewski wrote:
> I need to connect a 440 MHz mica2 mote to an external antenna (on a case 
> housing the mote).  Can I just remove the antenna from the mote, mount 
> it on the case, and run a wire from the attachment point to the case?  
> Or will this drastically affect the transmission quality?  Also, how do 
> you remove the antenna from the mote?
> If someone else has done this I would appreciate some advice on 
> equipment and/or design.
> Thanks
> Jeremiah Jazdzewski
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