Antenna design and interfaces are some of the most varied and difficult topics to cover in any one venue, whether
it be a book, application note, or classroom session. Unlike amplifier and filter design that has a relatively limited
parameter set and defined well-defined input and output expectations, antennas, being so dependent on their
operational environment, end up having to be satisfied with a set of trade-offs that come reasonably close to meeting
expectations. Unless you are operating in a fully controlled environment such as an anechoic chamber, the presence
of multipath alone can break even the best antenna design. The aforementioned amplifier and filters and most other
RF components have the luxury of performing their individual functions from within the protective safety of some
sort of shield from outside influences. Even with sophisticated optimizations software, antenna design is still
largely a "black art." That, undoubtedly, is why you are here looking for someone to do the job for you.
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AeroSat | aerosat.com
| 603-673-4014 | Amherst, NH
Design and manufacture of highest efficiency Ku broadband airborne antenna systems.
AMT Microwave Corp | amt-microwave.com | 805-384-1560 | Camarillo, CA
and manufacturing of RF | Microwave antennas and antenna systems for the military and aerospace industries for over
25 years. Appropriate for a variety of platforms including military attack and communication aircraft, munitions,
UAVs, and shipboard and submarine applications.
Antenna Design & Manufacturing Co | antennadesignmfg.com | 301-498-1140 | Jessup, MD
Design, development and manufacture of calibrated antennas of all types.
Antenna Development Corp | antdevco.com | 575-541-9319 | Las Cruces, NM
Custom and standard
antennas for spacecraft. Specialize in low-gain antennas.
Antenna Products Corp | antennaproducts.com | 940-325-3301 | Mineral Wells, TX
RF spectrum from kHz to GHz, support mission critical military, air/sea navigation, ILS and voice/data communications
applications. Accessories - towers, telescoping masts, rotators, rotator controls, HF baluns and tower safety climbing
Antenna Research Associates (A.R.A.) | ara-inc.com | 301-937-8888 | Beltsville, MD
microstrip, tactical, UHF/VHF/HF, integrated, directional, tripods, masts, military, telecom, ELINT/SIGINT.
antennas.us | antennas.us | 954-0975-2712 | Margate, FL
Antennas for military, mobile radio,
GPS, EMS, satellite/terrestrial, ISM, WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMax, Ham, AM/FM/satellite radio. Cable assembly, connectors,
diplexers & filters, software, measurement services.
Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCI) | atci.com | 480-844-8501 | Chandler, AZ
fiber optics, test equipment.
Antenna World | antennaworld.com | 305-471-9507 | Miami, FL
Offers a wide selection of antennas,
cable, connectors and antenna accessories for various applications and markets. Also provides testing and design
Antenova | antenova.com | 847 551 9710 | Elgin, IL
Developer and supplier of high performance
antennas and RF antenna modules for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers.
AN Wireless | anwireless.com | 717-465-0519 | Johnstown, PA
Self supporting tower systems
for wireless communications, wireless internet, wireless networking, microwave, paging, broadcast, two-way radio
and amateur radio.
BAZ Spezialantennen | spezialantennen.eu | Bad Bergzabern, Germany
We produce directional
antennas (quad, Yagi, dual band, cross Yagis) for 2m, 70cm,23cm and 13cm,also WLAN antennas. In addition we produce
ferrite antennae for VLF, LF,MF, HF, Sferics, 137 MHz, Navtex.
BlueSky Mast, Inc | blueskymast.com | 877-411-6278 | Tampa, FL
Light weight, portable mast
systems from 2 - 20 meters, Designed for one-man portability and light weight, they easily deploy in the harshest
of environments with no need for external supports such as shelters or vehicles.
Cobham Antenna Systems | european-antennas.co.uk | +44(0)1638 732177 | Suffolk, UK
printed circuit arrays, ultra wide-band spirals, multi-octave bicones and collinear omni-directional antennas between
100 MHz and 40 GHz. Custom designs. WLAN, RFID, WiMAX, TETRA, telemetry.
Compliance Engineering Pty Ltd | compeng.com.au | +(613) 9763 3079 | Knoxfield Australia
A single source for all of your EMC requirements, including EMC compliance testing, EMR surveys, consultancy, EMC
equipment sales, EMC test system integration, RF shielded enclosures, and antennas.
CommsAudit | commsaudit.com | +44 (0)124 225 3131 | Cheltenham, England
RF and digital equipment
and subsystems for Defence, Telecommunications, Military, and broadcast communications applications. Frequency range
10 kHz to 60 GHz including digital control and digital signal processing (DSP). COTS, quadrature I/Q Receivers,
multi-channel receiver systems, RF switching matrix, RF multicouplers, antenna matrices & multicoupler distribution
units, masthead amplifiers, RF filters.
Continental Microwave & Tool (now Cobham)
cobham.com | 603-775-5200 | Exeter, NH
solid state switches, attenuators, microwave switch filter assemblies, high power switches, PIN-diode control components,
and GaAs microwave devices, waveguide components, assemblies and subsystems, integrated assemblies.
Corry Micronics | cormic.com | 724-940-7556 | Corry, PA
Dielectric resonators, bandpass filters,
LC filters, VCOs, PLLs, patch antennas, power dividers, connectorized lumped element power dividers, directional
couplers, isolators/circulators, high power hybrids, diplexers & multiplexers, attenuators, switches, cavity
filters, waveguides, standard gain horn antennas.
Credowan | credowan.co.uk | +44 (0) 1243 670711 | UK
Manufacturer and supplier of microwave
equipment including waveguides, couplers, diplexers, anechoic chambers, antenna rotary joints, antenna, radar &
satellite communications subsystems and components for commercial and military applications.
DBL Antennas | g4dbl.com/invitation.htm | (+44) 07806 935495 | UK
Offers up-to-date antenna
system design, by the application of modern computer-modeling, and use of novel techniques for very cost-effective
solutions for high-performance systems.
Do-It-Yourself 2.4ghz Antenna | binarywolf.com/249
Free Do-It-Yourself information.
Elboxrf | elboxrf.com | +48 (32) 754 25 43 | Poland
WLAN 2.45GHz/5.8GHz directional microstrip
antennas, RF design services.
Eletec Broadcasting Equipment Company | broadcast-eletec.com | + 0033 0493019999 | Nice, France
Designs, manufactures and markets radio-TV broadcasting and telecommunication systems, including antennas, FM amplifiers,
exciters, power combiners, rebroadcast receivers, transmitters.
Filtronic | filtronic.co.uk | +358 8 8806 122 | Kempele Finland
Wireless cellphone antennas:
stand alone, internal multiband, external multiband, non-cellular and integrated modules.
GeoTool | geotool.com/antmount.htm | 714-403-2026 | Newport Beach, CA
Rick Curtis, WA6JKH.
Heavy duty pickup truck antenna mounts were developed to provide Amateur, CB, and commercial radio operators a very
strong, easily installed antenna mount for several types of antennas. Eliminates the need to drill holes in the
exterior body of your truck, and will maintain a mounting location optimal for long distance communications.
GreenWave Scientific | greenwavescientific.com | 919-876-6220 | Raleigh, NC
form, fit and function antennas for unique applications and requirements. Very simply, we design and manufacture
antennas unlike any other antennas in the world. Custom designs available.
Huber+Suhner | hubersuhner.com | 866-482-3778 | Essex VT
Coax, S-parameter and PIM test data
available on every cable, RF connectors, adapters, antennas, fiber-optic products.
HyperLink Technologies (now L-com)
l-com.com/content/hyperlinkbrand.html | 800-341-5266 |
North Andover, MA
Directional parabolics, reflector grids, radome enclosed yagis, panel, omnidirectional antennas,
bi-directional amplifiers for wireless LAN, RF connectors, adapters, coax cable, assemblies, combiners, surge protectors,
Instruments for Industry (IFI) | ifi.com | 631-467-8400 | Ronkonkoma, NY
such as tetrode tubes, TWTs, klystrons, and solid state devices. Standard horn antennas and TEM cells.
Johanson Technology | johansontechnology.com | 805-389-1166 | Camarillo, CA
LTCC chip antennas
for Bluetooth, WLAN, 2.45 GHz ISM band, ceramic filters, diplexers, baluns, inductors, capacitors, couplers, laser
trim, JTIsoft® modeling software.
Kathrein-Werke KG | kathrein.com | (0 80 31) 184-0 | Rosenheim, Germany
Satellite and terrestrial
antenna systems, broadband communication systems, base stations antennas, broadcast antenna system for FM, TV, DAB
and DTV filters, combiners and amplifiers.
Laird Technologies | lairdtech.com/Products/Antennas-and-Reception-Solutions | St. Louis, MO
Designer and manufacturer of antenna, electromagnetic interference [EMI], telematics and thermal management solutions
for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense,
automotive and medical equipment industries.
Linx Technologies Corp | linxtechnologies.com | 800-736-6677 | Grants Pass, OR
90 degree SMA connectors, PCB-mount, long range wireless RF modules, pre-certified transmitters, receivers in ISM
Lun'tech | radar-reflector.com | (33) 4 67 55 69 56 | Perols, France
For more than 40 years,
Lun’tech designs, develops, manufactures, repairs and sales passive and active reflectors (Luneberg lens, trihedral
reflector, active system) and antennas as well as microwave measurements in anechoid chamber (3.5 to 40 GHz). ISO9001:2008
LUXCONN Technology | luxconn.co.kr | 82-2-2026-7500 | Seoul, Korea
Manufactures RF connectors,
coaxial cable, and passive components including power splitters, power dividers, directional couplers, surge arrestors,
terminators, duplexers, antennas.
M2 Antenna Systems | m2inc.com | 559-432-8873 | Fresno, CA
Yagi, helical, discone, log periodic,
satcom, wireless, az/el, turnkey systems.
Microwave Specialty Company | microwavespecialty.com | 760-744-1544 | San Marcos, CA
Autotrack, Cassegrain, dipole, DF, dual mode horn, fan beam, feed horn, helical, line sources, lens type, lobing,
parabolic, pencil beam, reflector, radomes, spiral, shaped beam, scanning, slot, patch, standard gain, tracking,
waveguide feed, corner reflectors.
mWAVE Industries, LLC | mwavellc.com | 207-892-0011 | Windham, ME
Antenna & antenna component
design, development & manufacturing, antenna testing, consulting, build to print, volume manufacturing, antenna
improvement studies. Products: Parabolic antennas, shaped beam, sector, omni, horns, helical, microstrip, patch,
waveguide, embedded. Antenna Feeds: (waveguide, coax, multi-band, conscan, monopulse, Cassegrain).
Parsec Technologies | parsec-t.com | 972-804-4600 | Plano, TX
Amplifier chips for various
wireless and mobile antenna markets. HDTV, M2M, LTE, GPS, WiFi, CATV / broadband, VHF / UHF, digital audio
broadcast (DAB), macro cell & small cell, cognitive radio, software defined radio (SDR), & TV whitespace.
Patriot Antenna Systems (now Cobham)
cobham.com | 800-470-3510 | Albion, Michigan
PCTEL | antenna.com | 800-323-9122 | Bloomingdale, IL
Provides antenna solutions for multiple
wireless applications including land mobile radio, broadband wireless access, RFID, in-building wireless, aeronautical
navigation, GPS, and satellite communications. We produce the industry leading antenna brand MAXRAD.
PK's Loop Antennas | amradioantennas.com | +61 412 302 939 | Croydon, Victoria Australia
Manufacturers of RF converters, filters, amplifiers and loop antennas for longwave, mediumwave, and
shortwave radio reception.
Powerwave Technologies | powerwave.com | 888-797-9283 | Santa Ana, CA
and markets antennas, boosters, combiners, filters, repeaters, multi-carrier RF power amplifiers, tower-mounted
amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions, all for use in cellular, PCS and 3G networks throughout the world.
Poynting Antennas (Pty) Ltd | poynting.co.za | +2711 262 5155 | Wendywood, South Africa
and monitoring range of antennas cover the 20MHz to 3GHz spectrum, military and EMC, ISM/WLAN, GSM/Cellular.
Q-par Angus Ltd | q-par.com | +44 (0) 1568 612138 | UK
Discrete antennas & components
and complete systems across the radio frequency spectrum, microwave design and consultancy, including research and
development through to manufacture, tests and field trials, Antenna Calculator. Visit our Web Shop.
Radiall (now Pulse Electronics/Larsen Antennas)
larsen-antennas.com | Manufacturer of interconnect
components including RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, antennas, fiber optic and microwave components,
and multipin connectors.
Radiotronix | radiotronix.com | 405-794-7730 | Oklahoma City, OK
A premier manufacturer of
high performance wireless embedded radio modules and network solutions design platforms for applications in industrial,
medical, commercial, automatic meter reading (AMR) and wire replacement markets.
Radio Waves, Inc | radiowavesinc.com | 978-459-8800 | Billerica, MA
A proven supplier of
high quality microwave antennas for cellular base station interconnects, internet service providers, hospitals and
campus environments, Wi-Fi, private networks, disaster recovery and many other applications.
Randtron Antenna Systems (now L-3 Communications)
l-3com.com/randtron | 650-326-9500 | Menlo
Antennas designed for surveillance, high-resolution, ultra-wide frequency bands, detection of low radar
cross section (LRCS) targets, LRCS installations, severe environmental applications and polarization diversity.
SAMCO Antennas, Inc | samcoantennas.com | 817-36-4351 | Fort Worth, TX
Full line of Yagi
antennas for frequencies from 88 to 1000 MHz and custom made antennas to your specifications.
SCAN Antenna A/S | scan-antenna.com | +45 43 33 16 20 | Skovlunde, Denmark
Antennas for GPS,
Wi-Fi, Iridium, satellite, land & marine mobile, base stations.
Skymasts Antennas Limited | skymasts.com | 00 44 1604 494132 | Northampton, UK
and worldwide distribution of professional wireless base station antennas, specialised low profile antenna products,
power splitters, duplexers, filters and antenna installation hardware. ISO9001 certified, RoHSS compliant.
Spectral Isopole Antennas | isopole.com | 949-296-0360 | Santa Ana, CA
antennas for military, commercial and amateur applications.
Stella Doradus | stelladoradus.com | +353-51-387-145 | Waterford, Ireland
Solid & wire mesh parabolic, planar, quarter-wave, base station antennas for ISM, MMDS, WLAN.
Taoglas | taoglas.com | +353 53 9169500 / Ireland
+1 858 7760587 | Escondido, CA
Designs, manufactures, and supplies ceramic and PCB based antennas and other wireless components such as patches,
chip antennas, PIFA antennas, helix antennas, multi-band antennas, stamped metal. Quad-band GSM antennas.
TELSA | telsasrl.it | +390354876000 | Osio sotto (BG) Italy
Basestation antennas, combiners,
couplers, circulators, filters, duplexers, power splitters and components for the air traffic control, private mobile
radio, cellular, wireless communications and tactical markets.
Token Passive Components | token.com.tw | +886-2-2981 0109 | Taiwan
Ceramic resonators, filters,
dielectric patch antennas, resistors.
Twin Antennas | twinantennas.com | 00912652652628 | India
Antennas, WLAN, GSM, CDMA, custom
Ultra-Crea Oy | ultra-crea.fi | +358 50 444 9100 | Finland
Specializes in the design, development
and manufacture of custom designed/specialty antennas and RF filters from 10 MHz to 6 GHz.
Vector Telecom Pty Ltd | vectortele.com | +61 3 9607 8357 | Melbourne , Australia
components and assemblies, coaxial components and antennas.
Wisewave Technologies, Inc (now Ducommun Technologies)
| 310-513-7200 | Carson, CA
Amplifiers, antennas, attenuators, PIN diode switches, phase shifters, isolators/circulators,
frequency converters, oscillators, couplers, magic tees, coax power dividers, bandpass, low pass, high pass filters,
waveguide diplexers, transitions, waveguide to coax adapters, waveguide components, integrated assemblies.