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Does adding FR4 clearance area on the top edge of the SR4C033-L antenna decrease performance ?
In your Datasheet for the SR4C033-L its stated that the Antenna should be placed so that the top and the left side are on the corner of the PCB. Is performance dramatically impacted if i add "clearance area" on the top edge of the Antenna so the PCB might fit better in an enclosure. I have the technical means to measure the antenna impedance so not beeing able to use the suggested matching network is no problem.

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Hi Spule,

So long as the clearance area is free of copper at the top of the antenna you shouldn't see too much of a degradation in antenna performance.

Best regards,

Geoff S.

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