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An HF multiband wire antenna for single-hop point-to-point applications

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1 Author(s)
Austin, B.A. ; University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Electrical Engineering, Johannesburg, South Africa

Multiband, as opposed to broadband, antennas can be employed usefully at HF, particularly in tactical and temporary point-to-point applications, if sufficient consideration is given to both ionospheric and geographical conditions. A multiband wire antenna which contains no loading elements nor requires any separate lumped impedance matching networks is analysed and a design methodology is presented. A graphical approach, based on the Smith chart, was used to determine design limits and then a computeraided procedure optimized the design and developed the various relationships between the antenna elements. Experimental results confirming the validity of the design procedure are included.

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Electronic and Radio Engineers, Journal of the Institution of  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

July-August 1987

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