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Using a parabolic dish for working the 70cm band - Am I missing something?

I have read a lot of times in this forum that C-Band TV dishes are not suitable for operating 70cm. However: Suppose that we have a 2,4m dish. By assuming a global efficiency of a 60%, our total gain ...
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Can you place reflective material near to an antenna without interfering with the radiation pattern?

So I'm trying to understand how radiation pattern are calculated and it's going well (so far!). I've come across a bit of an issue when it comes to the following situation: If we have a ...
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What is the aperture efficiency of an antenna?

For reflector antennas, I see a number called aperture efficiency. What does it mean?'s user avatar