Antenna or Chimera?

Antenna or Chimera?

  Every now and then, someone asks why not connect two antennas together using a Tee or Y adapter for the benefits of both? The answer is that isn’t that simple unfortunately. Unlike batteries that, given they are same voltage, you can wire them together for more available power, antennas produce an alternating current. As […]

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RHCP or LHCP?

RHCP or LHCP?

RHCP or LHCP? what does it mean? does it mater? which is best? RHCP and LHCP stand for Right Hand Circular Polarization and Left Hand Circular Polarization. Circular radio waves are a bit more than circular, they are spiral, like a screw thread. That “thread” can then turn one way or the other. Right hand […]

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What the fog?

What the fog?

What is the effect of fog on a radio link? I often see concerns that fog and/or clouds will adversely affect your RF link reducing your range and possibly cut you from your aircraft. After all, fog is water and water block microwaves right? The short answer is no, fog/clouds are not a problem, even […]

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The new True-SMA

The new True-SMA

The SMA (Sub miniature type A) connector as we know it was designed in the 60s. So, for many of us, they always been part of the landscape. Its 8mm hexagonal shape, meant to be tightened with a tool, doesn’t offer much grip to fingers. Peoples been cutting/printing contraption that fit over the SMA and […]

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