Hi guys, i’m not an expert on RF and neither in electronics allthough i’m facinated with.
I have an arduino and already set up the working sketch with RDM6300 Rfid and it’s original antenna (3,1 x 4,4 cm internal measures)
I’m able to read my rfid tokens and identify them. The next is to put the token on my cat’s collar and get it read when the cat’s come in their wooden home.
I built up a handmade antenna made of AWG 24 (0.5 mm) with the following specs :
turns = 24
internal measures = 25,4 x 26,4
The readings of my token are just as the small original antenna, tokens get read at a maximum distance of 2/3 cm but that’s not enough for me …i can’t ask my cat to rub it’s token against the antenna to be able to go in his home!
Can anyone suggest me a solution without having to become an engineer !?
Should i shape it differently or do i have to make it smaller?
I would like to be able to read the tokens at 10/15 cm distance.
Thanks in advance for any help.