FM wire antenna for USRP2 + WBX

Hi,
If I were to use the USRP2 + WBX module to receive FM broadcast
transmissions, what should I do for building a simple wire antenna.

Can I just take a piece of wire, create a loop and connect one end of
the wire to the SMA connectors inner hole, and the other end, wrapped
around the threaded connector ?

Would that do the trick?

Elvis D.

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:24:43PM +0400, Elvis D. wrote:

Hi,
If I were to use the USRP2 + WBX module to receive FM broadcast transmissions, what should I do for building a simple wire antenna.

Can I just take a piece of wire, create a loop and connect one end of the wire to the SMA connectors inner hole, and the other end, wrapped around the threaded connector ?

Just poke one end of the wire into the SMA connector; leave the other
end
dangling. However, the usual warnings go along with this, and you can
buy cheap FM antenna with a plug for little money.

MB


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