[Space] Debriefing Notes
longobord at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 01:05:38 PST 2010
I was talking to a friend tonight about this problem. He suggested instead
of depending on a ground plane, that we should instead use a dipole. What
are your thoughts on that?
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On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:35 PM, <nils at shkoo.com> wrote:
> Cool. Googling "ground plane antenna" shows some promising hits; they
> mostly look like they put 4 horizontal wires in a plus-shaped configuration.
> (Greg, I think this is what you suggested a couple weeks ago).
> I found an antenna simulation program here that one can use to simulate the
> radiation pattern of a given antenna:
> It's not working very reliably under my wine installation; perhaps someone
> else can have better luck.
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Greg Stramback wrote:
> Well, you're using VHF on the 2m ham band. The groundplane should be a
>> minimum of 19" radius from the center feed point / radial.
>> On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
>>>> How big of a ground plane do you need? We had a bit of a metal plate,
>>>> it was pretty small, relatively speaking.
>>> It depends on how the antaina was designed.um
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