Antenna Build Day

Come join Makerlabs on a our antenna skill building day. During the course we will cover basic antenna theory, build and test a high gain 5.8 GHz antenna suitable for FPV analog video. The course will start at 9:00 and we aim to finish at 14:00.
In this course, you will
  • Receive a presentation on basic antenna theory (radio frequency propagation, impedance matching, coupler, filters, radiation patterns, gain etc)
  • Build your own high gain dish mountable 5.8 GHz antenna (ideal for long range analog video) – complete with SMA connector and coax, ready to use (all material supplied as part of the course)
  • Test the performance of your antenna by measuring the reflection and end-to-end transfer using a transmitter/receiver circuit
  • Compare the performance of your antenna with other designs, like a patch and clover leaf antenna
The course will be valuable for FPV pilots and hobbiest who would like to learn more about the dark art of RF and how to maximize the performance of their existing equipment.
Cost: R650 per person
Date & Time: 08 April 2017, starting at 9:00 until 14:00
Venue: Made In Workshop, 65 Maria Street, Fonteinebleau, Randburg


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