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Old Dec 16, 2009, 09:54 PM
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Build your own TX antenna for FPV

Building your own antennas for FPV use

This is a basic guide on how to build and calibrate your own antennas for use in FPV. For anyone who is handy with a soldering iron and a calculator, making these should be a breeze. I will not be going into extreme detail as there are hundreds of papers on the designs of these antennas. However I will explain their construction, and most importantly, how to connect them and how to test them without specialized equipment. I will be covering 3 basic antenna types:

The basic half wave dipole
Half wave whip
Inverted Vee

I will discuss the limitations, design considerations, and best applications for each of these antennas.


I also have a tutorial on how to build your own Yagi (or Moxon rectangle) antenna here: Home brew Yagi page

For those who wish to build a patch antenna, Mr. RC Cam has an excellent how to on his website titled The GP Patch antenna. I will refrain from reposting it here.

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