SCVs: A Family Album

L. B. Cebik, W4RNL

A class of antennas is noted for its ability to provide low-angle, vertically polarized radiation without need for a ground plane. These antennas, whose basic form requires 1 wavelength of wire, are both common and remarkable--a combination that instantly calls for further study. The following series of notes, based on computer modeling studies, attempts to clarify some of the basic properties, potentials, and limitations of these self-contained, vertically polarized wire antennas--or SCVs for short.

For a VHF application, see also The Half-Square on 2 Meters: Parts 1-3

Updated 5-15-99. L. B. Cebik, W4RNL. Data may be used for personal purposes, but may not be reproduced for publication in print or any other medium without permission of the author.

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