chapter  2
8 Other practical antennas
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Many practical forms of antenna are used in

aircraft and aviation-related applications. The

following are some of the most common types

(several other antennas will be introduced in later


2.8.1 Vertical quarter-wave antennas

One of the most simple antennas to construct is

the quarter-wave antenna (also known as a

Marconi antenna). Such antennas produce an

omnidirectional radiation pattern in the horizontal

plane and radiate vertically polarised signals.