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Antenna Gain Measurement


While impractical at HF, it is possible for advanced hams to measure antenna gain at VHF and microwaves.


  • Antenna Gain Measurement -- Part 1
    QST November 1982, pp. 35-37
    Technique -- the fine points of making accurate gain measurments withut access to a professional antenna range.
  • Antenna Gain Measurement -- Part 2
    QST December 1982, pp. 27-31
    Instrumentation -- simple, easily constructed instruments permit a precise determination of antenna gain.

Free Download

Tom KJ9P has generously provided this free chart for plotting antenna gain.  It uses the ARRL Antenna Book gain scale.