Designing and Building Your Own Television Antenna


In this talk, we will share experience designing, building, and testing a high-gain broadband antenna using free software and commonly found materials. We will overview basic antenna principles and describe processes and approaches to antenna system design from concept formulation to implementation and verification. The steps that will be presented are for the Log-Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA) antenna. LPDA antennas have been in a wide use for the roof-top reception of over-the-air television since the middle of last century. We will also touch on an overall end-to-end receiving system design and how the choice of an antenna contributes to combined wireless system performance.


This talk is a joint technical meeting of San Diego Chapters of Broadcast Technology, Communications,  Engineering Management, and Electromagnetic Compatibility Societies. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Oct 2021
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
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  • San Diego, California
  • United States

  • Co-sponsored by ComSoc Chapter, Engineering Management Society Chapter, Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Chapter
  • Starts 18 October 2021 04:30 PM
  • Ends 28 October 2021 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


Andrey Patsev


Designing and Building Your Own Television Antenna


Andrey Patsev is a Chief Wireless Systems Engineer in the Commercial Energy Solutions (CES) operation for Leidos in San Diego, CA. Andrey Patsev is an MSEE and has been practicing in the area of communications systems engineering for over 25 years. During his tenure, Andrey Patsev has developed and implemented numerous solutions including aircraft control networks at airports, wireless broadband in nuclear power plants, and satellite communications between countries. Andrey’s main interests include antennas, radio frequency (RF) propagation, wireless system planning, RF systems design, and architectures of complete communications solutions that may consist of multiple subsystems, wired or wireless. Andrey Patsev has a Wireless Communications Professional (WCP) designation by the IEEE.


Address:California, United States


Joint technical meeting of San Diego Chapters of Broadcast Technology, Communications, and Engineering Management, and Electromagnetic Compatibility  Societies, 


Thursday, October 28, 2021

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Introductions, Presentation, Q&A