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The TV Helical Antenna Adapted to Structural Tower Shapes

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1 Author(s)
R. E. Fisk ; Technical Products Department, General Electric Company, Syracuse, New York

The side-fire helical antenna, successfully used for UHF and VHF high channel television transmission, has now been adapted for low channel VHF service. Investigation of properties of a helical radiator wound around a polygonal supporting structure has made possible the required increased bandwidth and provided directional patterns for special TV coverage applications. Through scale model work, a channel 2 directional antenna has been developed for installation around a triangular tower section.

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IRE Transactions on Broadcast Transmission Systems  (Volume:PGBTS-11 ,  Issue: 1 )