Antenna for 435MHz
Skew-Planar antenna has had little attention in the amateur radio community despite being present in QST by Robert H. Mellen, W1IJD, and Carl T. Milner, W1FVY in late 1963. The only other information of this antenna relating to amateur radio is an articlepublished in the November/December 2006 issue of TCA, The Canadian Amateur magazine by Graham Ide, VE3BYT, with David Conn, VE3KL.
The popular usage of the Skew-Planar antenna appears to be RC (Radio Control) enthusiasts as an ideal aircraft antenna due to its omnidirectional and circularly polarization. The low omnidirectional pattern and the circularly polarization characteristics of this antenna should also be suitability for LEO (Low Earth Orbiting) satellite operations.
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