Dipole Antenna Length

How do you calculate the length of a dipole antenna?
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Pravinkumar - Verdant telemetry

Nov 27, 2017

The length of a dipole antenna 'L' is calculated as follows .

L = (Wavelength in free space /2) * (ratio of velocity of the electromagnetic waves in the antenna metal to free space.)

For many good conductors like copper, aluminum etc. it can be approximated as 95% of the velocity of light in free space. It is assumed here the diameter of the conductor is negligible in comparison with free space wavelength .

So 'L' =  Wavelength in free space * 0.95/2

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