European Antennas, Making Waves May 2007

Making Waves newsletter Issue 8, JUNE 2007


2007 has seen a good steady growth in business over a broad spectrum of industries and countries.

As a medium sized business we are in a great position to react swiftly when we spot a trend. Our existing catalogue features a number of broadband and high frequency antennas that are ready and available for manufacture. Around the world the digital television market is growing and our marketing has perceived this alteration and growth in this frequency. Another growth market is the C-band frequency (4.4 to 5.0GHz). This has led to the development of the new antennas featured in this newsletter, which again demonstrates our flexibility and the benefit of having a dedicated team in a single location.

Demands on our sales staff grow as we increase our global travel, visiting customers and international agents around the world. Fortunately the benefits of our own industry - communications - means that you, our readers, probably will not be aware that your emails and telephone calls are being diverted to all parts of the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the USA. Wherever we are, and wherever you are, we are always plesaed to hear from you.

We are exhibiting at several exhibitions this year, the next one being Broadband Wireless World at INTEROP, being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, USA, from May 22 to 24. We hope to see you there.


Published in Microwave Journal, January 2007
The Use of Broadband Military Antenna Technology in Modern Communications Systems
by Chris Walker, Technical Director, European Antennas Ltd

New flat panel COTS antennas for 4.4 to 5.0GHz military communication frequencies
As a result of increased interest for communication systems in the US military frequency band 4.4 to 5.0GHz (C-band), European Antennas Ltd has developed two high gain flat panel COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) antennas of the 'one-foot' and 'two-feet' USA style, that are just 1 inch (25mm) thick. The company has found that usage has increased in other countries as national governments allocate subsections of this band.
Two flat panel antennas, 4.4 to 5.0GHz (C-band)
Robust planar spiral broadband antenna

This new, broadband, planar spiral antenna has left circular polarisation and a frequency range of 2 to 18GHz. It is small and robust for discreet deployment in a wide range of applications. Other polarisations, connectors and mechanical options are available.
Robust extended performance omni broadband antenna

This new, extended performance, broadband omni antenna has vertical polarisation and a frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. This small, robust antenna provides consistent coverage for security and surveillance applications.
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Beki Richardson and
Liz Murrell
Sales Administration and Customer Support
Liz and Beki Liz Murrell has lived in Newmarket all her life, is married to Kevin who works in the horse racing industry, and has 2 children, Victoria and Edward. After 21 years working for Barclays Bank Liz had a complete change of career to work as traffic controller for a cleaning company. She joined European Antennas in 2006 as sales administrator.

Beki Richardson hails from Hampshire and moved to Suffolk with her husband Scott and their pet rabbit Benjamin. A qualified beauty therapist, Beki was originally a branch manager for a hair and beauty supplier. Beki joined us in 2003 and is responsible for customer service, sales support and order processing.

Left Liz Murrell, right Beki Richardson
Training Initiative
Brian Phillips, Beki Richardson, Sonia Ewbank, Tina Turkentine European Antennas Ltd is keen to provide additional training to their staff. Regular in-house training takes place on a variety of subjects such as Radiation Patterns, Fly-By Analyses and Touch Safe/SAR ratings.

During the past year additional NVQ3 studies were undertaken and passed by Sonia Ewbank, who is responsible for International Sales and Beki Richardson, Sales Administrator.

Sonia and Beki receive their NVQ3 certificates - left to right, Brian Phillips, Beki Richardson, Sonia Ewbank and
Tina Turkentine (HR Manager)

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MICSSA 2007 South Africa, CSIR Conference Centre, Meiring, July 23 - 26, Naute Road, Pretoria.
See us on the Cobham stand

GITEX/Gulfcomm 2007, Dubai, September 8 - 12. See us on stand Z-F31.

DSEi 2007 (Defence Systems & Equipment International), UK, London ExCeL, September 11 - 14. See us on the Cobham stand.

European Microwave Week 2007, Munich, Germany, October 8 - 12

Broadband Europe 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, December 3 - 5

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Antennas 4.4 to 5.0GHz leaflet Link16 antennas leaflet
Antennas within the 4.4 to 5.0GHz frequency
band (C-band),
for fixed and mobile,
military and security, data links,
telemetry, video and voice links
Omni directional antennas for
RFID antennas leaflet Vector WiMAX antennas leaflet
Flat panel antennas for RFID scanning Flat panel antennas for RFID scanning
Vector antennas - sectors, omnis,
flat paneland
broadband, for
WiMAX interoperability
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Updated 11 June 2007 © Copyright European Antennas Limited 2007
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