Is there a supplier in the UK of the plates to put one together? I did not see any in the shop.
I am guessing here that the 5mm from the end of the tube is critical and that the 3mm spacing between the plates is critical, is that correct?
It has been a long time since I did any modelling in antenna software, I tried to remember mmana-gal but gave up rather quickly today. Thank you for your design.
thought I would post some pics of the results, I have used one of the 3000MHz RF bridges to find the two resonances testing VSWR first with just a co-axial tail on and then after with the Patch connected.
So this is the test set up before: This is the result the top line is the open co-ax and bottom is connected to the patch: And this the patch. Now the questions the traces are 10 dB per div vertical, and 50 MHz per div horizontal.
The two resonances are 2317 MHz and 2514 MHz which seem a lot wider then the patch instructions so. The question is is this two wide. The dims are within 0.04mm on my calipers which is about as good as I can get.
Is the metal too thick? Do I need to start bending? Or will this be OK?
I will do the cone next and see if it brings it slight down in freq, I was surprised that it was basically above and below 2400.
Can you please do me a favour as I do not understand, can you show the resonant lengths along the patch for above and below or point me to an explanation, all the ones I have seen so far have been slightly off square square patch antennas.
I am still a long way from TX as I would need a decent amplifier for 2.4 GHz.
The main concern was that at 2.4GHz I would appear to have a bad antenna?
I'm following this post with interest, as I'm about to have a crack at a POTY myself, and I'm interested to see where you go with the dielectric lens... I have a couple here which aren't the same as the 'regular' ones seen on most of the feeds, and I'm keen to see how they perform.
73 de John, G8PEF
PS - I was in Bolton this week.