[TowerTalk] Crossfield Antenna
w8ji at contesting.com
Thu Nov 10 06:32:39 EST 2005
> In real terms, dinky (with respect to wavelength) antennas
are not efficient
> and do not have the capture area of a conventional one
quarter or half wave
Capture area is a product of gain and wavelength, not
physical antenna size. Always important to remember that!!
If you have an antenna 500 feet long on 20 meters that has
less gain than a dipole, it also has less capture area.
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