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How can I add an external antenna to a module with a whip antenna?

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I have an XBEE Pro ZB 2SC module with a whip antenna. Is it possible to connect an external antenna to the pads on the module? It looks like I should be able to solder an SMA jack to the board, but I've seen people say it's not doable.Is there a way to remove the whip antenna and connect my external antenna instead via soldering the coax cable to the board?
asked Mar 25 in Miscellaneous Hardware and Software by Diapsid New to the Community (0 points)

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I would not recommend doing so. It is possible that doing so will decrease your range and lead to poor performance. The boards are designed in such a way to maximize range for that antenna. There are other XBee variants with different antennas too.
answered Mar 29 by DigiFan23 Seasoned Professional (205 points)
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