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Free antenna tutorial

november 7, 2014 by dan kb6nu leave a comment

For a limited time, Rohde & Schwartz and the IEEE Communications Society are offering a free tutorial on Antenna Basics. Here’s a description of the tutorial:

In this tutorial the basic functionality of an antenna is explained. Starting with Hertz’s antenna model and a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters (e.g. antenna gain, radiation pattern, bandwidth or VSWR) are explained. A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types (e.g. dipole or monopole) is also given.

Speaking will be Maik Reckeweg, Product Manager Antennas, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH, Munich, Germany, responsible for all the company’s monitoring, measurement and communications antennas.

The video is kind of dry, but I think Reckeweg does a pretty good job of discussing antenna basics. The video is also accompanied by a white paper that delves into these topics a little more completely. Overall, there’s a bit more math than in most amateur radio discussions of antennas, but this makes the discussion a little more comprehensive.

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Thanks to Dan Romanchik (KB6NU) for this tip.  For a limited time, you can download an excellent video tutorial and white paper on “Antenna Basics” from the IEEE Communications Society and Rohde & Schwartz.  Although there’s some sophisticated math in the presentation, the information is easily digestible.  Download a copy of this well-organized tutorial for your reference library.

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