RSGB Convention 2018 lecture – Using drones to measure antennas patterns

Jenny Bailey, G0VQH

Antenna radiation patterns are difficult to measure because antennas are typically high above the ground, and the peak gain tends to be horizontal or above. In this talk Jenny describes a practical method of measuring the radiation field around an antenna. This covers CAA restrictions, Drone selection, Drone payload, Drone operation, Measurement antenna design and Plotting results. Jenny also discusses the difficulties and pitfalls of doing this, and the lessons the team learned while developing this system of measurement.

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