side-by-side out of phase
L. B. Cebik
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 20:52:08 -0500 (EST)
Read a note on a square of beams, of which those on one side were upside
down and hence out of phase--hence, no joy on the target.
Think I found out why: I set two beams side by side at various distances
up 1 wl and fed them out of phase. Pattern was split, with two mirror
main lobes of very good size, but oriented +/-18 to 28 degrees (depending
on spacing) either side of center line. Beam centerline was a deep null
In phase, the pair ran 16+ dBi with a beamwidth about half that of a pair
of vertically stacked beams (i.e.,<30 degrees).
No wonder flipping the errant pair made all the difference in the world.
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