SCVs Index: 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

The series is also available as a book in PDF format with accompanying models on the Books Page.

Updated 05-15-1999, 01-14-2003.

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