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Re: W0LMD test results

At 22:43 26/06/03 +0200, William Leijenaar wrote:

>The patch is much better than the square patch. It is mechanical stable 
>and also more circulair :-)
>Today I did some quick circularity tests and the best results I got is a 
>2dB difference. The test was done with the patch in my hand and rotate it, 
>so not very optimal, but still much much better !!!!


Don't worry about 2dB axial ratio.  The loss in signal with this ratio 
compared to a perfectly circular antenna is extremely small.


Charlie G3WDG

PS Square patches can give just a good circularity as round ones, when they 
are working optimally. 
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