Re: Off Topic - Antenna Design Software

Kriss Kliegle KA1GJU

This thread reminds me of a sticker on the helm of my Tiki Barge (next to the blender on the bar):

Since you are NOT transmitting, SWR really doesn't matter all that much. Why not use the tried and true method of a dipole cut for 54.310Mhz and the reflector 5% longer and director 5% shorter. The spacing set to .125 the wavelength on the director/reflector distance to driven element.

We use the above numbers for our 3 element 40M wire beam at Field Day every year with great success as both a TX and RX antenna.
Occam's Razor comes to mind here as well as the KISS method.

73 Kriss KA1GJU

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