Jump to content


Replying to Bowtie antenna


Post Options

    • Can't make it out? Click here to generate a new image

  or Cancel


Topic Summary

stonecrest

Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

The characteristics of the wire used and environmental conditions present will affect the physical lengths of the radiators needed to achieve the best SWR curve.  If you build the antenna, be sure to allow extra radiator length to compensate for wire characteristics and factors such as ground quality and “capacitance” caused by proximity to trees or buildings.  The extra wire can be left dangling at the radiator ends and trimmed as needed to achieve the best SWR curve.


Logan5

Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

You could if said bowtie is cut and calibrated for your TX frequency. If you have another antenna type for comparison, you may find a bow tie lacks efficiency and or bandwidth needed for effective 2 way radio. I have mostly seen bow ties deployed in Home UHF antennas, leading me to think it's better for Receive only applications. You could search Google for others experiments or do some testing of your own and do your own write up or video of the results.


Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:23 PM

CAN I USE A BOWTIE ANTENNA FOR TRANSMIT AND RECEVING WITH A BASE RADIO


Review the complete topic (launches new window)