It occurred to me that one should be able to ship a usable antenna in say, a mailer at media mail rates. Why not? Just cut down on the bulk. And, in the process, make it interesting with some educational elements.
So, how do we turn 4 sheets of paper, some foil, some cardboard, some copper tape and Scotch tape, into something useful?
- Some taping
- Some cutting
The feedpoint/match with 1/4 turn at ~1mm above the groundplane:
and the pre-angled ~51 degree elevation base for my latitude
and it can all fit into a media rate mailer
and it works fine as a indoor window antenna.
Another permutation might be to slap the foil onto the Outernet box top and go from there…