UHF KISS 4-Panels 1x1m + 8-El LPDA Feed (21 Mar 2013)|
|UHF Quasi-Periodic (KISS) with 4-Panels (1x1-m each) and 8-Element Log Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA)|
Feed analyzed using 4nec2. Distance From Corner to Shortest LPDA Element, x=34.61-inches.
UHF Raw Gain = 17.3 to 19.3 dBi, F/B & F/R Ratio Min = 13 dB and SWR (75-ohms) under 2.4.
Dimensions and 4nec2 file from GHZ24's website:
To simplify the model (and speed up execution times), a simple Horizontal Wire Model was used,
spaced at about 2.8-in (7.1-cm). Best performance [esp. F/R & F/B] is provided with
1-2 in (2.5 - 5-cm) vertical wire spacing, such as Grid style Animal Cage/Fencing material.
UHF Cube Corner Refl (1x1x1-m) 8-El LPDA (13 Nov 2013)|
|UHF Cube Corner Reflector (1x1x1 meter) + 8-Element Log Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA)|
analyzed using 4nec2. [Uses three sides of a Cube with a 5x5-cm (2x2-in) Grid.]
Distance between LPDA and Corner of Cube was adjusted for "best" Gain performance.
Unfortunately, tuning for better SWR significantly reduced Gain.
UHF Raw Gain = 13.5 dBi +/- 0.5 dB, F/B & F/R Ratio Min = 11 dB and SWR (75-ohms) under 3.5.
Note that it does NOT maintain the excellent F/B & F/R Ratios and low SWR of 8-El LPDA Alone:
Raw Gain=8.6 dBi (+/- 0.2 dB), F/B & F/R Min=27.2 dB and SWR under 1.4:
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