K5PA Presents: Genesis - the Birth of Antennas
Why and How antenna ideas are conceived, computer simulated, constructed, and then "born into-the-wild" for Field Day!
Interesting drawings, computer graphics, physical examples, measurements, and photo essays.
Light on the theory but heavy on Showing Real-World examples.
This is an Intuitive Approach to antenna design that includes ...
This was presented at Austin Summerfest 2004 ARRL Texas State Convention in August.
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Antenna Modeling & Software ARRL Antenna Modeling Course, L.B. Cebik, edited by Dean Straw, American Radio Relay League, 2002, http://www.remote.arrl.org/cce/courses.html#ec004 EZNEC or EZNEC+, Version 4.0.0, Roy Lewallen, www.eznec.com/ MultiNEC, Version 2.2.1, Dan Maguire, AC6LA, www.qsl.net/ac6la/multinec.html
Antenna Modeling Software, Shareware 4NEC2, http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu/swindex.html MMANA, by JE3HHT (Mininec derivative), http://www.qsl.net/mmhamsoft/mmana/
Reel Antennas New Dipole Feeder- Tuned Feeder Yet!, A.F. Stahler, AA6AX, 73 Magazine, June 1978 RFD-1 and RFD-2: Resonant Feed-Line Dipoles, James Taylor, W2OZH, QST, August 1991
Wide Band Dipoles Five Bands, No Tuner, Bill Wright, G0FAH, QST, June 1995
Remote Automatic Antenna Tuners, RT-11, LDG Electroncis, http://www.ldgelectronics.com/index.html
Phased Arrays Antennas for All Applications, John Kraus and Ronald Marhefka, McGraw Hill, 2002, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-6990629-1787216 Collinear Phased Antennas for the HF Bands, Douglas Fouts, KI6QR, QST, March 1989 The W5GI Mystery Antenna, John Basilotto, W5GI, CQ Magazine, July 2003. An Invisible DX Aerial for 14 MHz, Del Arthur, G0DLN, International Antenna Collection, RSGB, 2003, pp. 103-105.
Moxon Antennas HF Antennas for All Locations, Les Moxon, G6XN, 2nd Edition, Printed 2002, http://www.arrl.org/catalog/index.php3 Two-Element 40-Meter Switched Beam, Carrol Allen, AA2NN, The ARRL Antenna Compendium, Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 23-25.
Aluminum Tubing, Texas Towers, Inc., http://www.texastowers.com/aluminum.htm
Flexible Woven Copper Wire and Ladder Line, The Wireman, http://www.thewireman.com/products.html
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