June 1969 | NTIA Technical Memo ERL TM ITS 183

Antennas for an Ocean Buoy HF Telemetry Station

Jean E. Adams

Abstract: This report reviews antenna configurations for use on an ocean data buoy platform. Both electrical and mechanical requirements are con­sidered. A sleeve dipole antenna appears most suitable for small buoys. For large buoys. a discone antenna should be used. An adaptive circu­lar array of elements should be investigated for use on very large buoys.

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