High Gain VHF/UHF Collinear J
A collinear (or co-linear) antenna array is an array of dipole antennas mounted in such a manner that the corresponding elements of each antenna are parallel and collinear, that is they are located along a common line or axis.
A collinear array is usually
mounted vertically, in order to increase overall gain and directivity in
the horizontal direction. Theoretically, when stacking idealised lossless
dipole antennas in such a fashion, doubling their number will, with proper
phasing, produce double the gain, with an increase of 3.01 dB. In
practice, the gain realised will be below this due to losses.
Antenna pattern is OMNI Directional
Lengths and dBd gain
2 meters length and dBd gain 440 band length
3 element = 12 feet long 7.2 DBD's gain 5 ft.
5 element = 19 feet long 9.7 DBD's gain 8 ft.
10 element =
36 feet long 13.0 DBD's
More than 15 elements not recommended as the radiation pattern gets too tight for normal use.
Gain on a 15 element is 14.45 dBd
Could be built as a dual band but I, myself do not recommend it as a dual band design.
design does NOT use radials, it uses the J POLE bottom feed system, so it
will match any feed line. Antenna gets very long (tall) when more than 5
elements on 2 meters but much shorter on the 440 band!
that the antenna is one continious length from top to bottom
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