Thursday, July 12, 2012

Project: The Undocument Projects–Part 2

Well, as I said in my last post about undocumented projects, there was liable to be some I forgot. 

In this edition, I detail the second of my two current antenna arrays on my camper, my long range Yagi Wifi Mast.

Yagi Wifi Antenna (February, 2010)

At my last place of residence during my full-timing days before I found Island Cove Park out on Sauvie Island, I had finally gotten myself a laptop. 

Where I was staying had Wifi, but even with being parked right next to the house, the camper’s skin cut the wifi signal down drastically. 

While down visiting family between contracts, I finally decided to install an external Wifi antenna of some kind on my camper.

After several pages of discussion on the subject of various RV forums, I ended up deciding to get a custom brass Yagi Wifi Antenna with built in Wifi card from InnovativeDevice on Ebay.

The antenna is 33” long and is section, though with how I have it setup, I just fold it down on the side of the rig in one piece. 

I made the mast for the unit out of a painter’s pole and made the mount bracket out of piece of aluminum channel. 


This antenna is wonderful for use in parks with weak or poor Wifi access points as I can simply point it at the location of their transmitter and be able to get a strong enough signal to enjoy the internet, even if I’m towards the far reaches of the park.


  1. very helpful post, i appreciate this for i might end up having to put this great info to work for me....need to beef up signal intake, this would work great i suppose.

    Also, been trying to reach you via your email supplied in your profile and aol is stating that email is no longer in service or does not exist.

    Could you please shoot me an email sometime at your convenience.

    truefirech at aol dot com

    thanks, chris

    1. I have something I need to ask you in reference to front vehicular mounted hitch receivers

    2. Chris, I can see why ya had problems, never had an AOL email, just the instant messenger :). I'll drop ya an email here shortly :).