Log Periodic Dipole Array
Log Periodic Dipole Arrays, or LPDA is a directional antenna with relatively constant characteristics across it's wide frequency range. Before you start constructing your own LPDA using the LPDA calculator below, please read chapter 10 of the 20th Edition of the ARRL Antenna Book (Other editions of the ARRL Antenna Book work as well, but may have the LPDA described in another chapter.) The LPDA calculator below calculates an 13 element LPDA based on the design parameter τ, the lowest frequency you shall use, and the design parameter σ. You need to decide which values you want to use, and the LPDA calculator will do the rest of the math for you. You don't need to build an LPDA with all the 13 elements, if you for some reason wants to have a shorter boom length, or doesn't need a bandwidth that large, you just stop by the element that suits your preferences.
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