Lightweight Broadband VHF Antenna Kit.
Semiannual rept. no. 1, 10 Apr-10 Oct 68,
AVCO CORP CINCINNATI OH ELECTRONICS DIV
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The report covers the electrical and mechanical design and development of a Lightweight Broadband VHF Antenna Kit which covers the frequency range of 30 to 76 MHz. The antenna is intended for operation atop a 75 to 100-foot high metallic mast and is so designed to avoid entanglement with tree branches when erected and retracted in a dense wooded environment. Development of the antenna was initiated by designing and fabricating eight different scale-model configurations to explore mechanical and electrical properties of each. Data from these scale-models were evaluated and an optimum full-size configuration was then fabricated and tested. The report presents the results of both scale and full-size measurements. In addition, mechanical design aspects and a detailed weight analysis are included. Author
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