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Old November 11th 07, 04:16 AM posted to
Jerry Martes Jerry Martes is offline
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until now I have used 4nec2 to model cubical quad type antennas. Now,
I have been asked to design an end-fire helical antenna with a
groundplane. I've figured out how to model a ground plane using 'fast
ground' and radials and stuff, but I'm having trouble with the
excitation. I guess I don't really know the particulars of it. When
I was designing cubical quads, I'd just slap it on the loop and be
done with it; I assumed that nec was sort of making an open circuit in
the loop and connecting a transmission line to it--that type of
thing. How do I tell nec that I want one end of the conductors
connected to the ground plane, and the other to the helix? Does it
know somehow?

Any more tips on modeling helical antennas with ground planes in

Thanks alot for your help;

Hi Sean

If you are willing to let me learn along with you, I'd like to try modeling
your helix using EZNEC. I think I can model a helix over an infinite
ground plane using EZNEC.
I am interested in learning to use 4nec2but am a real poor learner,
especially when I dont bother to read the instructions.

Jerry KD6JDJ