Sunday, February 12, 2017

Log-Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA). Post #1041.


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Here's an interesting, somewhat complex antenna idea for radio amateurs willing to experiment with unusual VHF/UHF antennas. When I was in the USAF, I saw these LPDA arrangements used for the upper HF bands (20 through 10 meters) and for some VHF applications.  The LPDA is a broadbanded, unidirectional antenna that is useful for DX and contest events.

Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) has done a good job of explaining the theory, design, construction, and use of this often overlooked antenna.  If you can't reach that distant VHF/UHF repeater, try a LPDA.

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