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[TowerTalk] Antenna modeling/ testing

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna modeling/ testing
From: (Joe Reisert)
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999 21:20:50 -0400

The ARRL now allows gain figures to be purblished in QST ads providing that
you go through a special procedure. This has been mentioned on this
reflectors many times. However, I'm not sure anyone has yet bit the bullet.


Joe, W1JR

>BTW, the ARRL will not allow any antenna mfg. to advertise any information
>regarding "gain" in
>their journal.  The differences between isotropic and ddipole conditions is
>significant, and some
>manufacturers compare their gain to an ISOTROPIC condition.  Most beams will
>respond to
>tuning near to, or less than the claimed dB gain.
>Your models are trying to produce an isotropic antenna's gain and other
>factors.  Keep up the
>good work, it sounds interesting, and many of us are reading intently on the
>subject as it goes
>tnx es 73 de n8csp
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