[amsat-bb] Re: Best arrangemet and best distance
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Fri Apr 20 17:15:50 PDT 2007
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From: "nader omer" <st2nh at yahoo.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 4:44 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Best arrangemet and best distance
I would like to know what the best
arrangement and the best distances between
vhf cross yagi antenna
uhf cross yagi antenna
l-band helical antenna
s-band helical antenna
over a one cross boom
73 de Nader -st2nh
Hi Nader, ST2NH
Any antenna has an aperture area that is the area around the antenna
in wich the energy of the radio wave enters and is extracted from free
For a dish the capture area is just the area of the mouth and obviously
you don't want to put a dish inside to another dish
For the same reason the capture areas of different antennas must be
spaced so that they do not overlap.
For a yagi the aperture area A can be "approximately" calculated using the
G x /\
A = ------------- [ square meters]
4 x 3.14
G = the isotropic gain expressed in factor (not in dBi )
/ \ = wavelenght expressed in meters
Example for a 2 meters yagi with G= 13 dBi ( 20 time in factor)
2.07 x 20
A = ----------------- = 6.79 [square meters]
4 x 3.14
A circle with area A= 6.79 square meters has a radius
R= SQR( 6.79 / 3.14) = 1.47 meters.
This means that no other capture area generated by a different antenna
must overlap the above 6.79 square meters extending up to about a
distance of 1.47 meters from the boom.
Since the aperture area A of any antenna is proportional to it's gain G
it follows that for the same wavelenght greater is the gain and greater
must be the distance from any other antenna in the system even if the
antennas are designed for different frequencies.
With this in mind and knowing the gain of each antenna it is possible to
calculate the best distance from each antenna to the next one.
Supposing that the gain of a 70 cm antenna is 16 dBi or about 40 time in
power it follows that using the above formula A= 1.50 square meters and
R= 0.69 meters
If the 2 meters and 70 cm antennas are to be placed over the same support
in the array than the distance between their booms must be not less than
1.47 + 0.69 = 2.16 meters and greater is better.
For a yagi the capture area is not exacly a circle but an ellipse by the way
the small error introduced by the above formula in the calculation of A
can be accepted.
For accurate calculation of the aperture area A in a yagi the equations
discussed in the following article are recommended:
" Staking Yagis is a Science " by Steve Powlishen, K1FO, Ham Radio Magazine
If someone is interested on this matter and cannot find the original article
I can send by email a 5 MB + zipped file.
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