What are dipole antennas good for?

Dipole antennas are used in many areas, both on their own and as part of more complicated antennas where they can form the main radiating element. They are used in many forms of radio system from two way radio communications links, to broadcasting broadcast reception, general radio reception and very many more areas.

What is dipole antenna directivity?

“directivity” of an antenna: the ratio of the maximum radiated intensity to the average radiated intensity. Directivity gives a measure of how strongly directional is the radiation pattern. For a Hertzian dipole, the total radiated power is: 2. 2.

What is the frequency range of dipole antenna?

A calculable dipole antenna has been developed which is used to provide traceability for antenna factor over the frequency range 20 MHz to 2.2 GHz, to uncertainties as low as ± 0.15 dB.

What angle should a dipole antenna be?

Angle between dipole legs: The angle between the sloping wires must be at least 90° and preferably 120° or more. This angle dictates the centre support height as well as the length of ground needed to accommodate the antenna. Angle between dipole legs should be at least 90° and preferably around 120°.

How efficient is a dipole antenna?

It can be very close to 100% (or 0 dB) for dish antennas, horn antennas, or half-wavelength dipoles with no lossy materials around them. Mobile phone antennas, or wifi antennas in consumer electronics products, typically have efficiencies from 20%-70% (-7 to -1.5 dB).

What is the length of a half wave dipole antenna at 30 MHz?

5 m
Length of the half wave dipole is 5 m.

Is higher antenna gain better?

On an open and flat highway, a high gain antenna will be better… 3 dB, 6 dB, etc. If your desired coverage area is hilly then a ¼ wave omnidirectional antenna will be better. The other type of gain is directional and is important for base stations.