Treo Antenna Hack

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Post by nonobeez » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:42 pm

MigEL

Audio quality is as good as the original audio jack, better considering high quality audio headphones with 3.5mm connectors are readily availble

Volume is controlled in the same manner. I leave the original jack untouched (almost), one can either use one jack or the other.

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Post by spymongoose » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:34 am

Here are the first 2 prototyes:
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They are going to my 2 brothers for testing, and as a lame excuse to not to have to buy them christmas presents. I'm going to have to build a few more, I think I have the design finalized...
Talkabout T900 --> Handspring Visorphone --> Kyocera 7135 --> Treo 600 --> Apache PPC 6700 -->Nokia 770
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antenna

Post by bww143 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:06 am

Those are good looking antenna. I will be looking forward to your results.

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how are the prototypes working?

Post by bww143 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:03 am

Just curious on how the antenna are working so far. What would be the length for the verizon antenna?

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Re: how are the prototypes working?

Post by spymongoose » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:28 am

bww143 wrote:Just curious on how the antenna are working so far.

The first test unit went to a sprint treo 650 who's owner had poor reception at his house due to geographical features. I havent heard back from him yet...

The second test unit I tested for a short while before sending it to a sprint crap phone (whatever you get for free with new service nowadays) and he says it doesnt fit right. I'm trying to determine for sure if for some reason he has a wierd connector on his phone or if it just sticks out of the back of the phone far enough for him to think it doesnt fit correctly.

While I had test antenna number 2, I put it on my sprint ppc 6700 for a short while. while I wasnt able to "torture test" down nearly as far as I wanted, I was able to verify that it didnt affect normal performance by simply being plugged in.

More later... Im gonna call those slackers and get info from them.
bww143 wrote:What would be the length for the verizon antenna?
7.12 inches. I dont reccomend building a verizon antenna in a spy 2.0 format. The only thing holding a spy2.0 antenna to the phone is the connector. I reccoment mounting the antenna to some kind of base.
Talkabout T900 --> Handspring Visorphone --> Kyocera 7135 --> Treo 600 --> Apache PPC 6700 -->Nokia 770
http://www.shadowmite.com http://www.ppc6700users.com

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verizon spy 2.0

Post by bww143 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:55 am

I have got a belt clip type holder I could mount it to. So each wire would be just over 3 1/2 inches in length from the connector? Is that the only changes I would need to make the Verizon using the Sprint/GSM directions you have posted? Thank you

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verizon spy 2.0

Post by bww143 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:55 am

I have got a belt clip type holder I could mount it to. So each wire would be just over 3 1/2 inches in length from the connector? Is that the only changes I would need to make the Verizon using the Sprint/GSM directions you have posted? Thank you

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Post by berdinkerdickle » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Any News Yet?

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Post by spymongoose » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:14 pm

I have had some setbacks on the 6700 antenna project, mostly because the stock antenna does pretty darn well, and I killed a 6700 in the process. The real challenge is mounting the antenna.

Bww143 you gotta build a dipole antenna with just enough cable to make the connector fit to the phones external antenna port. So build your antenna, mount it where you want, and then rock and roll.
Talkabout T900 --> Handspring Visorphone --> Kyocera 7135 --> Treo 600 --> Apache PPC 6700 -->Nokia 770
http://www.shadowmite.com http://www.ppc6700users.com

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