Dipole antennas

Joined: April 20th, 2018, 6:29 pm

June 8th, 2018, 6:58 pm #1

Can I use a dipole antenna in the loft horrizontally?
Guessing you can like coaxial antennas....or not....?
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Joined: January 7th, 2017, 12:04 am

June 8th, 2018, 7:54 pm #2

Will work, not sure how well but the only problem may be a tricky swr issue. Everything depends really on how spacious your loft is. Try to keep it in as much free space as possible would be what I would probably do. Also don't forget about the directional properties you will have best in 2 directions. The ends of each 1/2 of the dipole will be affected most in a negative way.
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 6:29 pm

June 8th, 2018, 10:14 pm #3

time machine wrote:Will work, not sure how well but the only problem may be a tricky swr issue. Everything depends really on how spacious your loft is. Try to keep it in as much free space as possible would be what I would probably do. Also don't forget about the directional properties you will have best in 2 directions. The ends of each 1/2 of the dipole will be affected most in a negative way.
Steve
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Joined: July 9th, 2011, 4:48 pm

June 9th, 2018, 5:43 am #4

If your Dipole is in a 'straight line' horizontally, then it will be very directional.

If you can get it in an inverted V (ie upside down V shape), with the angle between the two elements (sides) of the dipole at 90 degrees, then it will be almost omnidirectional, and the radiation pattern will be oval shaped.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2015, 6:11 pm

June 9th, 2018, 8:12 pm #5

Read my post here which was posted in the antennas in restricted places thread.

http://charlietango.co.uk/single/?p=10069023&t=9061677
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