Its finally here, the fist batch of LF circular antenna for our beloved PM3 easy! SOON™ never comes fast enough …
I now have developed some procedures to make them a bit faster, so hopefully it wont be as long for the next batch …
I made these as a need for a better antenna for glassie implants. I get much better read and write to them than the original flat antenna; while still working on full flat card perfectly (I don have any flex implant to test them on, but I don’t expect it to have any problem).
It’s been over a year since the first prototype I made, and its been permanently installed on my PM3 since. I use it in the field on a regular basis and never needed to go back to the original antenna.
Every antenna is numbered and I have the “hw tune” values for each one if you want to get a look at it.
These antenna are a direct replacement to the stock antenna: unscrew the 4 mounting screws from the original antenna, and swap in the new one, its that easy.
Note that the circular antenna is a bit thicker and press on the “middle PCB” of the PM3, this does not cause any issue but I have not tested it on PM3 that have the middle PCB removed; I recommend leaving the middle PCB on there to protect the electronics on the lower board (it may be fine, but i have not tested it …).
Price (all in USD):
Complete antenna: $65 + shipping ($10 in the US tracked and insured)($20 to Europe, tracked but not insured)
DIY kit: Not ready yet … soon™?
Blank PCB (just the naked PCB, nothing else): $5 + shipping (if you are getting a complete antenna too, i will fit in the box at no extra shipping cost)
Payment: at this time its Paypal only.
I will keep this thread updated so scroll to the bottom for current stock.
If there is any questions, feel free to reach out
Also, current status:
2 are shipped
1 is spoken for
3 are available
I didnt imagine this going so quick, I will get started o nteh next batch and i will also have the “DIY Kit” ready.
The kit will have everything you need just not assembled or tuned (PCBA, core, wire and all the heat shrink).
I just shipped one to Europe and it was $20 shipping with an expected $18 of import tax.
PS: I classify them as “computer parts” in the USPS system to try to get lower import tax; item description says “Proxmark replacement antenna”
Can you get a read?
The post that connect the antenna to the main board are the 2 on the middle, they need to be connected to the plated holes (they look on the top on your picture)
You could flip the board “upside down” with the lettering facing the main board.
If the PM3X has different connection for the antenna, please disregard
Ill take some pictures tonight trying show better what I mean
Yeah on the 3x the antenna connector is the two top pins. You could also jumper the post from the top to the middle pin. Which I think I’m going to do to redesign the top part of the case since the board didn’t fit right in this orientation.