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Old 10-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Help with antenna location and setup

Brought this over from another backup camera thread. Thought it might get more attention from antenna and "reception" experts.

I know a little about this stuff, but not much.
System is FM, 2.4 Ghz, distance from camera to monitor is about 45'.
I am attempting to mount the camera up high by the center clearance light and run the antenna inside the
AS with as clear a shot down the center isle through glass to truck dash.

Any help is appreciated.



"Ok, I received my camera system last Friday and played around with several temporary configurations on a 300 mile camping trip this weekend. I need some help from antenna type gurus.
The antennas which come on the 4ucam system at the link below, are pretty small and anemic.

Wireless car backup camera color monitor RV Truck Trailer Rear View Backup Wireless Camera RVCam Day & Night Vision

I needed to move them closer together, but I think that any more than 10 feet of extension cable is resulting in more dB loss than I am gaining by closing the distance between the antennas.

Can someone fill me in on the best way to get a signal boost. I am going to try the 2M antenna listed at the bottom of the page in the above link. Can someone explain the gain in a 2M? I will still need to use a 10' extension to get the antenna where it needs to be...both to hide it as well as give as clear a shot into the cab of the truck as possible"
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