Introduction: Fractal Dipole Antenna
Hi all thought you might be interested in my home project that took me the better part of 30 minutes to complete. I built a dipole fractal antenna out of my passionfruit trellis. This is made out of two adjacent concrete steel reinforcing mesh to which I added a feed point and balun and a connecting wire at the top to turn it into a dipole fractal antenna. We don't have an external directional or omni antenna for receiving VHF/UHF tv, we use rabbit ears. One half of the house gets great reception with the rabbit ears and the other half gets pixellation, ghosting and snow. I have made a number of fractal antenna in place of the rabbit ears and they work great. They work better than the rabbit ears in the reception-poor part of the house but still snow. Opposite this end of the house I have passionfruit growing so the steel mesh looked like it met the requirements for a fractal setup. Well needless to say they work exceptionally well as you can see in my images. I get the only two tv stations we have here, clearly and they are on 55Mhz and 210Mhz respectively. Incidentally i live in the Cook Islands, on Rarotonga. Distance between the trellis's is 1900mm the feed point is therefore 450mm at the half way point..
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