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Thread: CPATCH12: The most compact long range 1.2GHz antenna

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBCrazy View Post
    I see... So this is not a K5OE (vector driven) version, but another perhaps slotted type. Very nice work. It looks phenomenal too

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    it sure does. I have never bought an antenna before as I make them myself. But looking at this ... it would be prefect for my backpack ground station. I think this will be my first ever antenna I will buy.

    What is it like flying to the side and behind? I don't use diversity so I would love to know if it would suit my needs.
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    This is awesome, exactly what I've been looking for! I'm up for one.

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    Other than size, I suppose the main functional difference between something like this and the crosshair would be the beam width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whakahere View Post
    What is it like flying to the side and behind? I don't use diversity so I would love to know if it would suit my needs.
    As every patch, I wouldn't advise flying in the back unless very short range. On the sides you should be OK even at a relevant distance.


    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Other than size, I suppose the main functional difference between something like this and the crosshair would be the beam width?
    Yes, slightly lower gain, and slightly wider beam.

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    Interesting that you decided to put a SMA female on the antenna and then supply a male-male pigtail. Could you share the reasoning for this? Most antennas have a SMA male connection on them, including all your own!
    Last edited by Siv; 19th May 2014 at 03:45 PM.

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    Since a cable is required nontheless I don't see why it matters? Also AFAIK the CW directed antennas (CPATCH and HELIAXIAL) all have the same SMA female connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boopidoo View Post
    Since a cable is required nontheless I don't see why it matters? Also AFAIK the CW directed antennas (CPATCH and HELIAXIAL) all have the same SMA female connector.
    Oh yeah, you're right - I only have the SPW. Ignore my question!

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    Nice work Juan.

    For the Aussies among us, we have put an order in too.

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    Looks like another fine addition to the Circular Wireless product range. Good work guys.

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    Beautiful looking antenna.

    Have you tested it with antenna trackers (IE, Skylark AAT) for fitment? I would imagine 120g is within what the AAT can support without damaging servos (plus the weight of the vRx of course), but I'm curious how it will fit on the tracker w/ the video receiver on the back.
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