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XBee U.Fl With Large Antenna Protector

by Mrrocketman Dec 11, 2013
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I like it. Those XBees are expensive little bugs. I might suggest you make the box a little shorter, so that the coax isn't straight. As is it, if you were to bend the antenna the sma connector would lever against the case and since the coax is already tight, it would put a lot of shear force on the U.LF connector on the XBee, maybe breaking it off. If there was slack in the coax, it would be less of an issue.

Ah that's a fantastic idea. And guess what? If I take the little nut off that's tightens up the UFL cable to the antenna there will be about 2mm of slack that I can move the antenna down thus giving a little slack to the cable. Thank you for the suggestion! Definitely do not want to break another one!