Woody S wrote: ↑Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:11 pm
A bear would make short work of those two antennas sticking up -- that's one of the reasons why I have no interest in a camera that can send its photos to me. It would deal with the solar panel too.
I began to brain storm on ideas for making the antennas less fragile (true of all cellular cams). My first idea was to use say a 10 foot sma extension cable with a short 90 degree at the camera itself and then simply move the stock antennas up into the air.
this would minimize the stress at the antenna junction on top of the camera while possibly increasing the signal. I spoke with the antenna company that makes our omni and directional antennas. they explained that the longer the cable the greater the loss of db or gain.
So I think a 10 to 15 foot cheap cable to accomplish both goals is out.
However this got me to thinking... what if I had a short pigtail with a 90 degree on top of the camera and another 90 degree on the other end. This could nearly eliminate the stress point on top of the camera while allowing the antennas to flex and flop. My hopes are that the short cable would retain a "memory" and if bent over would pop back into place slike a spring. If short enough would have minimal effect on signal.
Basically make the antennas "childproof" by allowing them to flex and spring back into position. Any thoughts ?
If the antennas are bit or chewed off, and the camera is saved, they are easily and cheaply replaced. This is a better result than potentially damaging the camera.
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