Project: The Undocument Projects–Part 2
Well, as I said in my last post about undocumented projects, there was liable to be some I forgot. In this edition, I detail the second of my two current antenna arrays on my camper, my long range Yagi Wifi Mast.
Yagi Wifi Antenna (February, 2010)
At my last place of residence during my full-timing days before I found Island Cove Park out on Sauvie Island, I had finally gotten myself a laptop. Where I was staying had Wifi, but even with being parked right next to the house, the camper’s skin cut the wifi signal down drastically.
While down visiting family between contracts, I finally decided to install an external Wifi antenna of some kind on my camper. After several pages of discussion on the subject of various RV forums, I ended up deciding to get a custom brass Yagi Wifi Antenna with built in Wifi card from InnovativeDevice
The antenna is 33” long and is section, though with how I have it setup, I just fold it down on the side of the rig in one piece.
I made the mast for the unit out of a painter’s pole and made the mount bracket out of piece of aluminum channel.
This antenna is wonderful for use in parks with weak or poor Wifi access points as I can simply point it at the location of their transmitter and be able to get a strong enough signal to enjoy the internet, even if I’m towards the far reaches of the park.