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Are cheap Yagi Antennas worth buying?


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Hey everyone,

I was just looking for a yagi antenna to have some fun with, and found THIS 20dBi one on eBay for just $8. With such a low price, I'm a little worried about quality.

Have any of you guys used cheap Yagi antennas? If so, did they work well? I'm looking for something that will pick up wireless AP's from as far away as possible.


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The relevant times are 2:45 for about 35 seconds, then fast-forward to 23.21 for 40 seconds and finally go to 25:57 for the remainder.

In short: rubbish.

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I have this.... http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1800 .... antenna mounted at 65ft. and I get signals from around 1/2 mile or so.... I once counted 87 Wifi signals using this antenna and an Alfa "N" network to usb device mounted in a 3in PVC tube :ph34r: .... Very directional.... (P.S. I can turn mine with my Amateur Radio antennas on a 55ft tower...) :grin:

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  • 7 months later...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0054MLMLA/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1421072298&sr=8-2&dpPl=1&dpID=41GhnJqtXbL&ref=plSrchπ=AC_SY200_QL40 don't buy

spent 26$ bolo brand yagi 18dbi... worked as well as a 5 dbi dipole

The thing was quarter of a inch out of alignment

Shipping back to amazon the next few days

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