Lightweight HF Antenna Development.
Final rept. Nov 66-Apr 68,
COLLINS RADIO CO RICHARDSON TX
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The report describes the design and development of a lightweight HF antenna system intended for use with manpack field radios on communication circuits of 0 to 300 miles. In order to comply with manpack considerations, an electrically small antenna and a manually tuned coupler unit were designed so as to be compatible with a wide variety of field radios. The primary program goal was to design an antenna system which radiates upward, affecting communications by the skyward mode. The most important use of such an antenna is in environments where surface wave propagation as supplied by whip antennas is difficult or impossible dense jungle, mountainous terrain, or over poor soil. Author
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