In Reply to: Tin Foil posted by brian on January 25, 2001 at 21:12:50:
an antenna is designed to capture as much of the desired waves as possible, while rejecting the unwanted ones. under most instances it takes years to design an new type of antenna and hours to work on an old design. Tin foil can act like a cap at the tip, or a band trap in the middle, or a load at the bottom.. but most fiol experiments simply attract stray noise.
there is a product found on alot of military vehicle antennas (and some consumer cars now) that preaty much does what you're talking about. it's a tear shapped mass on the end of the antenna.. although it's my understanding it's not all that effective.
but hell, try it! and let us know.. hahaha.. we could always use a new antenna design.. or a good laugh.
: This may sound Stupid
: But i Heard That if you Wrap Tin Foil Around the end of Your Antanna Wire it Will cut Down on Static Noise True or false
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