[amsat-bb] Re: Making a Circular Polarized antenna
ve4yz at mts.net
Sat Oct 24 18:08:49 PDT 2009
Above link has a wonderful 3D graphic display of waves. Give it a try.
You can adjust V, H, phase, and then display sum of the 2 waves.
I use it mainly to show how circular polarization comes about.
The sum of 2 waves in the same plane ( 180 degrees rotated ), 180 degrees
out of phase ( 1/2 wavelength ) is a nul which probably would be out
performed by a rubber ducky.
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> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Greg D.
> Sent: October 24, 2009 7:34 PM
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Making a Circular Polarized antenna
> Hi folks,
> Just curious...
> One of the ways to make a circularly polarized antenna is to
> feed two linearly polarized antennas in-phase, but mount one
> them 90 degrees rotated from the other, and 1/4 wavelength
> ahead of it.
> Couldn't one also mount the two antennas 180 degrees rotated
> and 1/2 wavelength ahead?
> The reason I ask is that I have some flat panel 2.4 ghz
> "Wi-Fi" antennas, and the mounting holes work out best that way.
> The only effect I can think of is that the array will
> probably pick up signals from both left and right
> polarizations, which could actually be handy.
> Greg KO6TH
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