Introduction: Parabolic Antennas for 2 4GHz Part 1

In this video I take a look at parabolic antennas for the

2.5GHz. What is and what is not a parabola and modify the proven design of the windsurfer into a powerful directional antenna.

An interesting paper by Paul Wade on dish antennas: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6Y19TRS1UZzNBSFU/edit?usp=sharing

Link to the parabolic design calculator: http://mscir.tripod.com/parabola/

Link to the windsurfer template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6MHJsR1dGWnByR0U/edit?usp=sharing or http://www.aegisarts.com/wifi/ez12.pdf

Link to the element template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6U1hQa01UVHVwMDA/edit?usp=sharing

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samuraijack (author)2014-06-13

you sir are an awesome craftsman.

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craftclarity (author)2014-06-12

I remember, back in the day, we were all building these interesting little YAGI antennas with stacks of aluminum discs and Pringles chip cans...this is quite a change from that...!

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