New Quad Studies

L. B. Cebik, W4RNL (SK)

Based on earlier notes at this site, I embarked on a more systematic study of quad beams. The articles below, all but one of which have appeared in antenneX, represent the core of this approach. Articles containing BASIC file listings now have links to download the monoband quad calculation programs in various formats.

  1. Calculating the Length of a Resonant Square Quad Loop

  2. 2-Element Quads as a Function of Wire Diameter: Part 1: Understanding Some Quad Properties

  3. 2-Element Quads as a Function of Wire Diameter: Part 2: Automating the Design Process

  4. 2-Element Quads as a Function of Wire Diameter: Part 3: Fatter Elements from "Mere Wire"

  5. Automating the Design of 3-Element Monoband Quad Beams: Part 1: A Wide-Band Model

  6. Automating the Design of 3-Element Monoband Quad Beams: Part 2: A High-Gain Model

  7. 40-Meter Wide-Band 3-Element Quad Designs

  8. 4-Element Monoband Quad Design

  9. Some Notes on Long-Boom Quads

  10. In Pursuit of Better VHF Quad Beams: A Work in Progress

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