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7th Oct 2006, 18:53
What is the antenna on my new passport for?

The little booklet explains the chip, but nothing about the antenna.

Thanks in advance, just curious.


7th Oct 2006, 19:00
It so the aliens can read your brain waves a little easier. A collander wrapped in aluminium foil worn on yer head will help ;) ;)

Seriously though, I found this:

RFID chips consist of a microchip and a tiny antenna that transmits data from the chip to a reader. The reader is activated whenever the antenna comes into range and the data can be used to trigger an event – such as ringing up a purchase, ordering more stock or, in this case, providing identification details to border control officials