Re: omnidirectional antenna using 4 biquads

On Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:50:53 -0800 (PST), miso@xxxxxxxxx wrote in
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On Feb 3, 12:24 am, John Navas <spamfilt...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 2 Feb 2008 23:57:24 -0800 (PST), m...@xxxxxxxxx wrote in

On Feb 2, 11:15 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 2 Feb 2008 22:26:54 -0800 (PST), m...@xxxxxxxxx wrote in
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Dumb question perhaps, but here goes. If you arrange 4 biquads in a
rectangular formation and used a power combiner, would you get a
decent omnidirectional antenna? Looking at the biquad pattern
the antenna is good for about +-45 degrees. Seems to me you would get
an omnidirectional antenna without too squished of a donut. The
disadvantage is the combiner loss of 6db (ideal).

What would be the point?
Like I already stated, high gain without a squished donut, i.e.
compared to a colinear.

What makes you think it won't be a squished donut, albeit a crude one
(due to uneven horizontal gain pattern)? The coverage of a biquad is
more like 45° than 90°.

The vertical response should be that of the biquad itself.

Which will be pretty much a squished donut, albeit a crude one.

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