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Offline Josh

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Some light antennae reading
« on: January 31, 2019, 0021 UTC »
The fine engineers at BBC have made available their findings in the realm of antennae (as well as other realms), peruse them here;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/search?query=antenna&submit=

I find the papers on beverage and ferrite hf antennas to be particularly interesting;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/rdreport_1991_12
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/whitepaper091
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Offline Stretchyman

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Re: Some light antennae reading
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 0708 UTC »
Thanks Josh, the DIPOLE one is quite interesting too.

Thanks for these, some good theoretical info and real world factual stuff.

Ta!

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Re: Some light antennae reading
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 1332 UTC »
I got sucked into the dipole white paper.  Great mix of theory and practical examples (both historical and modern), as str. mentioned.  I like how they didn't just stick to broadcasting but dive into land mobile radio and other uses in the discussion.

Very nice find indeed.
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Re: Some light antennae reading
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 2133 UTC »
Almost unpossible to beat the efficiency of the lowly, forsaken, dipole. Glad you liked the white papers, what got me to the BBC site was a search for using small loops/short wires on hf, and this paper was right on topic;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/whitepaper164
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Re: Some light antennae reading
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 2059 UTC »
Extending the range of a Discone antenna down to 3.6 MHz
http://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4109

This is nice for folks who don't have the ability or desire to deploy a more effective hf antenna than a discone.
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