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Author Topic: Antenna array, it is possible?  (Read 244 times)

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elTrauko

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Antenna array, it is possible?
« on: May 15, 2019, 06:49:18 PM »
Hello,
I need help with my antenna, it is installed halfway up a tower and it makes "shadows" as you can see in the image 1, the solution that I think would be an array with two antennas (image 2), the question is: is it possible ?, how should I connect the cables to maintain 50 ohm and gain.

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 08:23:40 PM »
How far away is the existing antenna from the tower, can it be moved out away from the tower.  Would an extension cable for the antenna help|?

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elTrauko

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 09:22:46 PM »
The antenna is 4 feet from the tower and 50 feet high, the idea is not to add cable to avoid a greater loss of signal, my intention is to use some type of splitter or duplexer that allows me to combine two antennas.
My Max range is 374 MN.

César
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 10:22:16 PM by elTrauko »

Aerotower

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 07:30:06 PM »
Can you show a picture of the installation?

Thanks

elTrauko

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 09:45:11 PM »
For now I can not upload photos,  I'll be out for some time and I'll be back in mid-June.
For now:

https://www.radarbox24.com/stations/EXTRPI009186

On the first occasion I will take some photos to upload.

Saludos desde Chiloé
César

elTrauko

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 11:29:41 PM »
I found what could be the solution in a post of neroon79 http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=7298.msg246421#msg246421
Apparently the solution would be to install a splitter ZAPD-20-N+

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Re: Antenna array, it is possible?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 06:42:29 AM »
You can fabricate your own splitter by using two equal lengths of 75 ohm co-ax which will then match reasonably closely to your 50 ohm feeder. The connection could just be made by hard-wiring in a die-cast box or with three suitable co-ax connectors. Velocity factor doesn't matter, just use the same physical length to each antenna.

 

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