Frugal Radio: SDR Guide Ep 4 – Antenna Basics for SDR Beginners
In this episode of Frugal Radio's series of SDR beginners guide videos he discusses some antenna basics. He shows the most common types of antennas, provides several tips to help improve reception, and shows how to properly tune antennas using online calculators.
Near the end of the video he shows our multipurpose dipole antenna kit and shows how to adjust the telescopic elements for best reception. He demonstrates that simply extending the elements to the maximum length does not result in the best tuning, rather you need to tune the element length for the frequency being received to get the best results.
2020 SDR Guide Ep 4 : Antenna Basics for SDR Beginners inc RTL-SDR / Nooelec NESDR SMArt bundle
Thanks so much for the clear and informative videos. I’m just starting out with SDR and am waiting for the RTL-SDR Blog dongle and antenna kit to arrive. This episode on antennas was a great primer!