Effect of the cover over the u-blox ANN-MB-00 Antenna for GNSS Dual Band on satellite signal reception

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13vadimka13 asked 6 days ago

Hello everyone I want to make a plastic case for the receiver on a 3D printer. But there are doubts that it will reduce the signal strength of satellites. Do you think the signal will be degraded? Do I need to remove the native cover from the antenna housing?

Ardusimple Staff replied 5 days ago

It will always slight detune the antenna and depending on the thickness also strongly attenuate the signals. Removing the native cover is not an option as you might damage the antenna itself.

I would recommend try to make the plastic case as thin as possible and give it a try.