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Old 30-Nov-2010, 8:33 PM   #1
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Antenna Stacking / Ganging

Occasionally someone needs more antenna gain, directivity or increase in front to back ratio. It may be that they are in a deep fringe area, or they may be fighting co-channel or other interference. If they are close to getting a usable signal with one antenna, stacking or ganging antennas may give the needed pattern or gain improvement. Here are several links on the subject:

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/stacking.html http://www.kyes.com/antenna/sca/scala.html http://www.kyes.com/antenna/stackluge.html , http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/ganging.html , http://www.anarc.org/wtfda/stagger.pdf

Done right and with a bit of luck, stacking identical antennas can help in marginal situations.

Some theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter...ce_transformer
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