I need to put dipoles antennas in a restricted area with lot of movement. I'm wondering if I fasten the end of the antenna will affect performance, because the fasten needs to be grounded.
Is like when human touch TV antennas can improve signal reception because body acts as an extension of antenna. Or in a oppositive way when touching Iphone 4 can degrade signal quality because your fingers are in contact with antennas (http://ipod.about.com/od/iphonetroubleshooting/qt/Iphone-4-Antenna-Problems.htm).
The difference is that no human is touching the antenna but a plastic fasten.