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General Antenna on Extended Battery Cover

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  1. Rangerdavid

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    My extended battery cover has a really short (small) antenna which has created a discernable difference in my reception when I use that one instead of the OEM battery and case back. Is there any way to make this antenna longer, larger or just get better reception?

    Back in the day, when we had televisions with rabbit ear antennas, we could put aluminum foil on them to get better reception. You think that would work on a cell phone?

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    No. Reception sucks with anything but the stock door.
     
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    Arguably with the stock door too :p

    People have tried adding tin foil to increase reception. Some "said" they got improved signal, but no one was ever able to confirm.

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    Copper paint? The antenna should be matched to the wavelength, no?
     
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    Here's the thread on XDA where they tried it.

    (I know we aren't talking about the HTC back here. Maybe you could try to match it?)

    I would try to read through the whole thread before doing anything drastic.
     
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    Matching the length of the OEM antenna makes sense to me. Lots of ideas in that thread for how to do it. I didn't read the whole thread so I'm not sure if any of them worked. :)
     
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    Pretty sure I followed the whole thread as it developed and no method was ever confirmed to work. Just wild claims and tin-foil hats.
     

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