# RE: Formula for antenna polarization loss

```Ron,

Sorry about the misplaced paren.  Yes that is the correct interpretation.
It was always great fun to study this material and then bring in a demo
using 10 gig gear and show how very well this formula predicted the
losses.  I used small horns for antennas.  My students comments always
indicated that this was one of the best demos of maybe a dozen that I did
over a semester.  This was only a small portion of the demo.

73...Jim...W5VZF.

Dr. Jim Akers
Dept. of Electrical
and Computer Engineering
Miss. State Univ.

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Ron L. Sparks wrote:

> If I interpreted the formula right (had to move the first close paren
> to the end) it would be:
>
> Loss (in DB) = 10*(log base 10(cos(theta))^2)
>
> This says that the loss at 45 degrees is only about 3 dB.  If that is
> right then the crosspolarized yagi's make sense.
>
> Is that the correct interpretation?
>
> Ron, AG5RS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Dr. Jim Akers
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 7:38 PM
> To: Christopher Cox
> Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Formula for antenna polarization loss
>
>
>
>
> Dr. Jim Akers
> Dept. of Electrical
> and Computer Engineering
> Miss. State Univ.
>
>
> On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Christopher Cox wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > > Chris,
> > >
> > > What you are looking for is:
> > >
> > > Loss (in DB) = 10*(log base 10)(cos(theta))^2
> > >
> >
> > Thanks Doc!
>
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