Mechanical Design of Tapered Antenna Structures

Long horizontal antenna elements or vertical antennas require a sound mechanical design for the sake of everybody's safety and for your own convenience. After all, it is no fun having to miss your antenna after a heavy storm went by.

The good news is that you won't need an engineering degree to get round the maths. Your humble servant made an universal Excel workbook for the mechanical design of horizontal and vertical tapered cylindrical or tubular structures of any material.

Legal disclaimer: This material has been provided as a guide only. Always consult a civil engineer if you are not sure how to use or interpret the provided material. The author, Serge Stroobandt, ON4AA is not responsible for any accident that may occur as a result of my or your miscalculations.

Have fun and hopefully you will sleep better during those stormy nights!

Electrical Modelling of Tapered Antenna Elements

Again, the web site of L. B. Cebik, W4NRL is the place to go. Check out his "Tapering to Perfection" tutorial.