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Subject: [TowerTalk] Engineering antenna
From: Gil Kowols" < (Gil Kowols)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 22:01:13 -0600
I would suggest you look up EIA/TIA 329.  It has a
complete description of an antenna which is considered
the "gain standard".  It was designed and built byt
(then) NBS and measured every which way to catagorize
the gain.  Complete instructions for building.  Used
from about 150 MHz to 1000 MHz.

gil, w9bub

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Alexander" <>
To: "Ford Peterson" <>;
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 8:55 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Engineering antenna

| The only "engineering" antenna Im aware of is called
an isotropic radiator.
| Build one
| and you get a free trip to stockholm.
| 73, Bob, W5AH
| -----Original Message-----
| From:
| []On Behalf Of
Ford Peterson
| Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 8:02 PM
| To:
| Subject: [TowerTalk] Engineering antenna
| I am interested in looking at the effectiveness of
modeling as a true
| predictor of feedpoint and loading issues.
| In many fields of engineering, there are standard
devices used to test.
| E.g. dummies in autos for crash tests; I've seen
engineering potholes at the
| MTS facility in Minnesota; toilet makers use little
balls of puddy with a
| single string connecting them (guess what those are!)
I want to know if
| anybody has actually studied antennas.
| Specifically, an antenna x' long, y' high, z"
diameter and configured thus
| and so will yield a feedpoint impedance of R+/-j ohms
and exhibit G dB gain
| over a iso radiator, etc.?  Build a NEC model, build
the actual antenna,
| measure, and compare.  Is there such a thing as an
engineering antenna?
| Any input is greatly appreciated.
| Ford-N0FP

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