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Ku Band Losses - RF Cafe Forums

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kuser
 Post subject: Ku band losses
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:27 pm 
I'm considering mounting a Ku antenna behind a glass. Does anyone have reference material that I can use to calculate the losses expected?


 
  
 
 
Graham
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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:25 pm 
 
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Location: Hampshire UK
Not clear here what setup you mean.
The Ku band uplink uses frequencies from 14 to 14.5GHz and the downlink uses frequencies between 11.7 and 12.7GHz.
Do you mean like a small TV Sat receive dish judiciously placed looking out through the glass window of an apartment?

Anyways - though glass has a unwelcome dielectric loss, it seems not to matter much. I have known the trick to work.





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