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  1. I think it can be recalculated for 900MHz. Then also the size will be a little smaller.
  2. I crunched the numbers for the all metal antenna (0.5mm thick) and the result is better, but see by yourself (I made the reflector invisible for better view): Good gain and a very wide resonance, usable from 1.5 to 3.2 GHz if needed. With this wide band its not avoidable to have this bad swr from 1.6 to 2.3 GHz, I was not able to find a solution where everything is on swr 1.2 or lower. I think for this the antenna has to be recalculated for a more narrower resonance. Its interesting that the peak Gain is still 13.5 dBi, seems to be very stable on this design
  3. So here i try to give the dimensions, its not so easy to pick always the right points so dimensions can be off a few µm because of the many layers. I have to add a metal layer of 0.5mm on the sides otherwise the solver produces errors because of the to big mesh size wich results in crashes after a few calculations. So i made the metal layer a little bit bigger. This has later to be considered when printing the inner part (PETG, epsilon 2.6). Dimensions: I will try what happens when the design is all metal, should be better. The polymer layer is not beneficial Here also my messy (because of many trial and error) cst file slot antenna with V 17-27-balun-3d.cst
  4. I can post the dimensions when im back home or tomorrow, but i will also try a only metal variant. This should even be better
  5. Another variant of this antenna. This time optimized for 3D Printing. The base is calculated as a 1.4mm Sheet PETG covered with copper foil on both sides. This is not as ideal as a full sheet of metal but it can be easy produced even without tools. Its also constructed with a balun which is connected to both sides and sma port. Its quite impressive how broadband such an antenna can be and it gives a max. gain of 13.5 dBi at 2.1 GHz. With the big cut out it goes even more in the direction of a batwing antenna.
  6. I found a configuration (sides invisible to see the balun) with a wider band but its not much better than the earlier design without the v-cuts on July 2022, good in the old design there is no balun used but I think this should also work with a balun. Only benefit is perhaps the more compact size. But compared to a batwing antenna the gain is slightly better. I think for the cost of a few 0.x dBi the swr could even be lower. When made in 2 pieces it should also be easy to produce this antenna even without expensive tools.
  7. I found some motivation and tried to add a balun to the design to see if this works and with some calculation i found a solution: Side view (without legs to get a chance to look inside): woks quite good, good broadband behavior and a good gain of 14.6 dBi. Its a bit like a batwing antenna
  8. Could the com666 multiband batwing be an option to cover 800-2700?
  9. Here in the forum you can find a lot of information. For example look here:
  10. I i didn't see your post, i simply copy translated a director and then scaled it to the right dimension. I messed up the material and color so i changed it afterwards. I started with the reflector back metal, the insulator and then the second metal and then simply copied it over and over again and resized it
  11. The solution i found with the added konus elements. It works but i couldn't find the claimed 17dbi. At least 15dbi and a good swr of 1.2 is possible.
  12. I tried Admins cst file and with this i was able to optimize the structure a little bit. Why my design not works i don't know. I will try to recreate it and find the error. Attached is what i was able to archive with the "konus" antenna, yet the konus is still missing but i will try to add it to raise the gain a little. So it should be possible to make a good antanna even when you only have metal covered plastic disks.
  13. I think i have some error with the port, i removed the sma connector and used a discrete port and now the results are much better. I will optimize a litte and look what is possible
  14. I tried to model the antenna in cst but the design seems not to be right. Can also be that i make a mistake in the design, its a long time since i used the software before. Therefore the parameters are also a bit screwed up. But if you want to look into the design i add the cst file for playing around. When this works it will be very easy to produce such an antenna via 3D printing or with a cheap laser. It is possible to first cut polymer disks and then cover them with conductive tape or simply cut double sided metal covered polymeric material with a cheap laser. Konus-test.cst
  15. Direct visibility is key for range. We tested 15y ago our cantennas in the field and it was no problem to establish a stable connection.