I am rebuilding my MERV and have a seen some of the pics out there which have a very small antenna i.e. about 2"-3" fixed to receiver box. I think the idea is to have it covered by the body and not show it sticking out.
I have a full length antenna and would like to know if I can cut it short.
My questions are as follows:
1. Does it affect the performance i.e. signal strenth or distance. If it is a problem than I dont want to cut it
2. If cutting it short is OK then what is the right way to do it. I have a long wire sticking out of the receiver box, do I cut the wire also or just wrap it up into the box and stick the remaining part into the shortened antenna.
3. Is there a step by step guide out there.