Helical Antenna 5.8GHz 10 Turn

Helical Antenna 5.8GHz
Part one of three videos for a first person view setup.
Template can be downloaded here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6dUVpcm9wZm9GcTQ/edit?usp=sharing

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    5 Discussions

    Two things;

    1. Please explain the difference in the number of turns and also how to compute the length of the wire and also the circumference when making different overall size antennas.

    2. I know certain paints are signal reflective and have always been told to be careful using paint on dish antennas for this reason. The wrong paint can screw with the reception. What paint did you use and are you sure it will not affect the antenna reception?

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    aaron0127KennyRayOxenrider

    Reply 2 years ago

    the more turns you do the more dbi you will get (better signal) but the feild of veiw gets smaller. so basicly you focus the beam.

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    AirborneEye

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome work.

    I've been looking at all kinds of builds and yours is one of my favourites.

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    What did you use to make the end cap on the front of the antenna? Was it another sheet of Aluminum?

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    jfc115

    5 years ago

    Yes, thank you so much for making a video. I have been trying to enhance my fpv current setup, but the antennas on eBay were either WAY to expensive, or were to omnidirectional. I will defiantly use your setup, can't wait to see the next 2 parts!