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Antenna Site Links
Collection of antenna design software
Just another little collection of CAD programs for antennas. Things keep turning up here that you didn’t know before.
This homepage gives many useful links to antenna design and calculation software.
Helix Antenna Design and Construction detail
Who is interested in this type of antenna or would like to experiment. Here is a beautiful empirical report on this topic.
A very well presented and easy to read tutorial with plenty of information on antennas, wave equations, propagation, reflections, Noise….?
Microwave Antenna Design Calculator Download
This Calculator makes the design of a microwave antenna a joy and is easy to understand. You must register first, but the software is really worth it.
EZNEC Model files
EZNEC is a simulation program for wire antenna simulation in the frequency range up to 1GHz. It can save many unnecessary prototypes and tests. The program does not give complete building and assembly instruction, but the simulation results are so good that usually only fine adjustments are necessary. EZNEC is a good low cost entry into simulation. To save re-
Also this site has an interesting offer at the end to download an antenna collection:
The WB0DGF Antenna Site
Since we are already looking at antennas, here are some more. Spend some time to browse through all of the information on offer.
Small Spacecraft Antenna Selection Tutorial
Particularly interesting for lovers of horns; not those used for music make, but those that can radiate and receive microwave signals. This is a good overview with an accurate technical background. This is a fascinating subject.
Designing Antenna systems for Maximum Sensitivity
Everyone wants to try a new antenna system design. It is difficult to define the scope of a design in terms of the main lobe and side lobes. This article is well structured and very useful fopr such a project.
W1GHZ online Microwave Antenna Book
This is really a fine book: a comprehensive representation of this topic that is well written and easily understandably with the latest developments. It is a very good book for its time, the complete work of 12 chapters can be downloaded and it works
W1GHZ 10GHz site
There are many things to discover. Among other things it is possible to download interesting practical projects and articles from QEX magazine as well as all DUBUS magazine for the period 1982 to 1992.
Hoverman HDTV UHF antenna
You never stop learning in the field of communications and this is no exception. If you have never heard of this antenna before it is worth investigating its properties.
Circularly Polarised Microstrip Antenna for Cordless Phones
This is a very beautiful patch antenna, but this time in the form of a presentation. It is worthwhile to take a look
This is tha place for antenna theory. There is more than enough information on this site.
Antenna circuit design for RFID applications
This application note is from Microchip, a company that is well known for their micro-
Directional BiQuad antenna
This web page is interesting not only because of the many pictures showing how to make these antennas, also because of the many links on this topic and the interesting details about the properties of a "Dual BiQuad".