Height pattern calculation calculation tool
By entering frequency, height of transmitter antenna and communication distance it is possible to calculate the pitch of the height pattern.
What is the height pattern pitch?
The overall power of the received wave due to the combination of the direct and reflected wave will change due to the phase difference. This behaviour is described as the height pattern. The constant interval between the peaks (or troughs) in the level as shown in the diagram below is the height pattern pitch. Higher frequencies (shorter wavelengths) will produce narrower intervals, as will varying the communication distance.
Sometimes it is not just about moving the antenna up higher. After placing the antenna, you can then adjust the antenna height within this pitch value to coincide with the maximum value in the height pattern.