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Re: Experience with K3TZ patch -> updated webpage

On Monday, February 18, 2002, at 04:06 PM, Mike Murphree wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 10:00:32PM +0000, Cliff Buttschardt wrote:
>> Hi all.  I'm not sure that the K3TZ patch feed is linear.  In fact I
>> would think it circular since the corners are cut off.  Looking at the
>> photos of what he used it looks like he use a RHCP design for the
>> G3RUH comparison.  Why build a special patch I don't know!  Cliff K7RR
> Look at the spectrum analyzer plots he's posted... There's very
> little difference between the dipole and the patch.  There are
> also plots for a helix which to no surprise is circular.

You can build a patch in linear or circular polarization -- only 
difference between the two is a shunt connection between two points 
about 90 degrees apart (see detailed diagrams of the AO-40 UHF patch 
array) which makes an otherwise linear patch circular.  I forget the 
exact dimensions and formulas, but the location of the feedpoint 
determines the feed impedance, and the 50-ohm feedpoint is generally 
outside the radius of the circular-feed shunt ..

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