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Old 02-10-2013, 5:28 PM
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Default Look inside a Snoop Antenna

I have an old Snoop Antenna that didn't work too good for me.
Thought I would cut it open and see what kind of Miracle Element was inside.
Here it is, Just a 12"stick with a wire wrapped around it
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Kind'a disappointing, isn't it? Ain't advertising grand!?
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I have an old Snoop Antenna that didn't work too good for me.
Thought I would cut it open and see what kind of Miracle Element was inside.
Here it is, Just a 12"stick with a wire wrapped around it
Sorry about the blurry close up.
What is that just cheap speaker wire? How did the connect the coax?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:25 AM
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Hey, I heard the "manufacturer" analyzed that antenna with a $15,000 professional analyzer and it will receive DC to 16GHz flat across the board. YEAH RIGHT LOL
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:52 AM
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What is that just cheap speaker wire? How did the connect the coax?
Yes,They probably used some cheap wire.
The internal antenna wire was soldered to the center wire of the coax. The outer braid was just folded back and not connected to anything.
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This is why making your own antennas is such a great option. There is no magic pixy dust inside these antennas that makes them work any better than something you could easily build yourself. The laws of physics apply here, and no manufacturer has a way around that.
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