<html><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>Narrowing the beam width isn't really that useful for the war flying exercise. Nor for that matter is hanging a colander out the window at 80 knots a terribly good idea. I expect a low profile patch antenna is actually the most useful device gain/size wise.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.fab-corp.com/product.php?productid=1438&amp;cat=255&amp;page=1">http://www.fab-corp.com/product.php?productid=1438&amp;cat=255&amp;page=1</a><br><br>Joel's widget number 2</div><div><br>On Dec 15, 2010, at 23:23, Corey McGuire &lt;<a href="mailto:coreyfro@coreyfro.com">coreyfro@coreyfro.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><div></div><blockquote type="cite"><div>You don't need an external antenna!<br><a href="http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/"><a href="http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/">http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/</a></a><br><img style="cursor: -moz-zoom-in;" alt="http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/petals.jpg" src="http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/petals.jpg" width="359" height="269"><br>
<br>You can also use parabolic reflectors from satellite TV dishes.<br><a href="http://forums.qrz.com/showpost.php?p=1682072&amp;postcount=15"><a href="http://forums.qrz.com/showpost.php?p=1682072&amp;postcount=15">http://forums.qrz.com/showpost.php?p=1682072&amp;postcount=15</a></a><br><br><br>But if you still wish to get an external antenna, here's a ~70 degree sector antenna design:<br>
<a href="http://demi0urgos.livejournal.com/5924.html"><a href="http://demi0urgos.livejournal.com/5924.html">http://demi0urgos.livejournal.com/5924.html</a></a><br><br><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Gian Pablo Villamil <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:gian.pablo@gmail.com"><a href="mailto:gian.pablo@gmail.com">gian.pablo@gmail.com</a></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Lots of USB devices allow connection of external antenna. The<br>
high-power Alfa devices I mentioned have an RP-SMA connector, and in<br>
fact they sell a version with a square antenna and a suction cup for<br>
wardriving.<br>
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On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM, John Morgan &lt;<a href="mailto:dr1ce315@gmail.com"><a href="mailto:dr1ce315@gmail.com">dr1ce315@gmail.com</a></a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt; Well if you can't mount on the outside of the plane and you have no PCMCIA<br>
&gt; slot in your laptop, can't you find a suitable bus type connection? (pcix,<br>
&gt; mini-pci, etc) I'm not real thrilled about USB devices that can't connect<br>
&gt; external antennas (maybe some can?)...&nbsp; For example, I have a u.fl connector<br>
&gt; on my mini-pci wifi card in my laptop.&nbsp;&nbsp; A few adapters away from any<br>
&gt; directional antenna i wish to hook to it...&nbsp; You really need a directional<br>
&gt; antenna to get "good data".&nbsp; In a hurry right now, will type more later...<br>
&gt; RF is my game : )<br>
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