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PCB fabrication of antenna

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hi, i have no idea of fabricating antenna. if i have substrat, SMA then how can i fabricate a planar antenna ? that is how can i made copper pattern printing on substrate? i have no factories around me that can fabricate antenna so i want to fabricate it for myself.
secondly for measurements i need to buy far filed probes OF MY WORKING FREQUENCY for VNA?
 

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What frequency are you working with? Have you tried cutting out your pattern in copper foil and glueing it to your back plane??
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thanks for your answer, how can i print my pattern on copper? i dont get it. i am working on 1-2 GHz.
 

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how can i print my pattern on copper
As discussed under Method A/Method B in the link by volker@muehlhaus. You should at least read.
 

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secondly for measurements i need to buy far filed probes OF MY WORKING FREQUENCY for VNA?

At L-Band? Those aren't going to be cheap. Hope you have a sizeable budget. You also won't get a very accurate result without some type of absorber. Remember that at L-band, the far-field distance is fairly large.
 

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