STACKING ANTENNAS – VOLUME 1.
Volume 2 to follow by mid-October 2014.
When the thought of stacking antennas first occurs, one usually looks on the Internet for information about this to establish the associated benefits and different styles (if any) of so doing. It seems always to be the case for one that a reasonable level of understanding of the subject is assumed and therefore, for the “first timer” there are plenty of gaps in the information presented.
So there’s no misconception, one doesn’t need a tower. The vertical support can be achieved in numerous ways depending on what is best for the intended use and the environment available.
Within this book of Volume1 and another book of Volume 2 to follow we will look at stacking in different ways, the resulting benefits, pitfalls and hopefully provide enough information that even the novice can get up and running with their first stacked (phased) array in a timely fashion. This includes the consideration of the objective one has in mind which will determine either more or fewer factors to review and think through to achieve that goal…
And, these books are not only for the “first timer.” An old hand will find much to think about regarding their present setup. This can be to improve a existing stacked antenna setup, or switch to one of choice, or just finding this a new project to further enjoy the hobby by experimenting with the many configurations discussed within this book series.
Stacking antennas on the same mast is always a gamble, but when it pays off, you’re a winner. You reach up and throw a coax switch, or change to another radio, and like magic you have (almost) doubled the benefit of your single vertical support without doubling the expense, labor and footprint!
Volume 1 – 250 Pages.
Volume 1 available now contains 12 Chapters, 250 pages with hundreds of illustrations, program listings & constructions tips. Stack the same or combination of different antennas.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS – Volume 1
We have some of the finest authors and antenna experts whose works on which this book is based. We have attached a brief professional biography of each author in the book: Click here for Authors
Looking at the Height of Stacked Horizontal Antennas
Experimental Omni-Directional Antennas for 6 Meters and Others
Volume 2 – Release expected for mid-October 2014.
Volume 2 will contains another 12 Chapters with as much or more content as Volume 1 and will be more advanced in the numerous type and configurations of stacking. An anticipated list of topics are shown below.
ANTICIPATED TOPICS COVERED IN VOLUME 2:
A Case Study: Rotating a Beam
Sidelobe Attenuation and Suppression
Long-Boom Yagi Sidelobe Suppression
What’s Wrong With This Turnstile Stack?
The Practical Lindenblad Stack
The IL-ZX Antenna Stack
Stacking the 2-Meter Half Square
Yagi Stacks: 10- to 40-Element DL6WU Examples
Yagi Stacks: 10- to 40-Element VK3AUU Examples
2-Meter Yagi Stacks: 6- to 18-Element OWA Examples
2-Meter Yagi Stacks : 9- to 18-Element DL6WU Examples
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