Central States VHF Society



Antenna Gain Measurements

1995 - 2010

The Central States VHF Society has conducted Antenna Gain Measurements since its inception in 1967. In the early days results were tabulated and sent out with the following year's conference announcement. In more recent years the results have been handed out at the end of the conference. The results are usually also published in the following year's proceedings.

The published results can be used to make comparisons between commercial and homebrew antennas, between different homebrew designs, and between different commercial designs. Comparisons can be made between antennas measured in different years on the 50 MHz through 432 MHz bands because the same reference antennas have been in use for over 10 years!

The Antenna Gain Measurements are currently (and have been for many years) conducted under the diligent guidance of Marc Thorson, WB0TEM and Kent Britain, WA5VJB. Marc does the 50 MHz to 432 MHz measurements and Kent handles the bands 902 Mhz and up. They have provided the equipment, guidance and expertise that has set the standard for VHF/UHF/MW antenna measurement in Amateur Radio. The Society sincerely appreciates their hard work and dedication.


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