Introducing the Emax Pagoda II by design by Maarten Baert. This thoughtfully designed circular polarized antenna utilizes a 3 tiered 1 oz copper PCBs to replace the typically fragile wire elements. The antenna only weighs 8 gm and will include the optional heavy duty polyolefin heat shrink to help protect PCB from damage. The Pagoda II has a very good axial ratio measurement <1.3 and SWR of 1.2.
It will work great as either TX or RX antenna and for best performance we recommend using it as matched set. They will be sold in a set of 2 antennas with the option for Stubby at 50mm and Standard 85mm lengths. Initial sets will be RHCP but LHCP sets will soon follow.
Center frequency: 5.8 GHz
Bandwidth: 500 MHz (5.55 6.05 GHz)
Matching: S11 < -20 dB, VSWR < 1.22 (at center frequency)
Axial ratio: < 1.3
Radiation efficiency: 95%
Weight 8 gm
To abide by Maarten Baert's design specs, we used genuine FR4 PCB material at 1.0mm thickness and 35 ï¿½m (1 oz) of copper (Not the regular 1.6mm thickness). Since the antenna was designed around the FR4 material, the thickness is absolutely crucial for efficient functionality.
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Joshua Bardwell explains the Pagoda: