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The characteristics of a monopole antenna embedded in a cylinder of low-loss dielectric have been measured. A cylinder of infinite length was approximated by extending the length of a finite cylinder until the admittance did not change. Admittance and current distribution data are represented as a function of antenna length for various diameters and dielectric constants of the cylinders. The results compare well with a theoretical analysis by Ting. The effect of the cylinder is to increase the electrical length of the antenna and decrease the bandwidth.