Where is the best place to locate a DCF radio antenna ?
Generally, the DCF radio time signal can be received indoors close to the host computer. However, there are a number of factors that can interfere with DCF time signal reception.
1. If the antenna is sited underground or in a basement. Ideally the antenna should be located above ground.
2. If the antenna is sited inside a metal cage. Metal cages, such as racks or metal building clading can weaken the DCF signal strength. The signal may still be received satisfactorily, but ideally the antenna should be located outside any metal cage
3. If the DCF antenna is located too close to electically noisy equipment. If the DCF antenna is located on top of a PC monitor for instance, it will tend to drown the signal out. However, move the antenna 60cm away and generally it is fine.