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Shively Labs

Model 6813 Circularly-Polarized FM Antenna

Full-Wave-Spaced

True Circular Polarization


Power Rating: 3 kW per Bay
Shively Standard Features:

Ring Stub Design


Low Weight and Windload
Consistently Predictable Patterns
Digital Ready
Pattern Studies Available
No Factory Personnel Needed to Install
Adjustable Fine-Matching Transformer
Radomes and Deicers Available
Rugged Corrosion-Resistant Mounts
Works with Regular Towers; No Need for Special Frequency-Sensitive Tower
Sections
Pressure Relief Valve for Easy Purging of the System
Special Spacing, H/V Ratios, Null Fill and Beam Tilt Available

Performance Specifications:
Polarization:
Right circular
VSWR:
1.08 : 1 100 kHz
Azimuth Pattern Circularity: Horizontal component 1.5 dB on pole.
Input Connection: to 7 bays: female 1-5/8 in EIA
8 or more bays or center fed: female 3-1/8 in EIA

Electrical Specifications:
No. of Bays
1
2
3
4
5
6

Gain
Power
0.46
0.99
1.55
2.12
2.70
3.28

dB
-3.40
-0.04
1.90
3.26
4.31
5.16

Power Rating
kW
3
6
9
10
12
12

No. of Bays
7
8
10
12
14
16

Gain
Power
3.87
4.46
5.65
6.85
8.05
9.25

dB
5.88
6.50
7.52
8.36
9.06
9.66

Power Rating
kW
12
15
15
20
20
20

Notes:
1. Our gain figures are calculated by factoring the directivity to allow for losses in the radiating system. Due to this conservative
approach, you are assured of radiating maximum ERP by using Shively's published gain figures.
Gain is provided for one polarization and is equal in circularly polarized antennas for both horizontal and vertical components.
Gain will be reduced if null fill, beam tilt, special H/V ratio, or special wavelength spacing is provided. Gain will increase in a
directional array by the directivity of the azimuth pattern.
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(207) 647-3327
1-888-SHIVELY
Fax: (207)647-8273

An Employee-Owned Company

www.shively.com
sales@shively.com

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Size and Weight (Full-Wave-Spaced):


Weight

Vertical Tower Space


No. of
Bays

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
14
16

Antenna Radiation
Aperture
ft
2
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
90
110
130
150

m
0.7
3.3
6.6
9.8
13.1
16.4
19.7
23.0
29.5
36.1
42.6
49.2

Physical Space
Used
ft
9
19
29
39
49
59
69
73
93
113
133
153

m
3.0
6.2
9.5
12.8
16.1
19.4
22.6
23.9
30.5
37.1
43.6
50.2

Total Tower Space


Without radomes
Recommended
ft
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
110
130
150
170

m
6.6
9.8
13.1
16.4
19.7
23.0
26.2
29.5
36.1
42.6
49.2
55.8

lb
62
105
147
190
259
275
317
338
423
508
593
676

N
277
468
656
847
1155
1227
1414
1507
1887
2266
2645
3015

With radomes

With radomes &


1/2" (1.2 cm)
radial ice

lb
97
175
252
330
407
485
562
618
773
928
1083
1239

lb
195
380
565
749
934
1119
1303
1444
1814
2183
2552
2922

N
433
781
1124
1472
1815
2163
2507
2756
3448
4139
4830
5526

N
870
1695
2520
3341
4166
4991
5811
6440
8090
9736
11382
13032

Windload (Full-Wave-Spaced):
Revision 'C'
No. of
Bays

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
14
16

Without radomes
lb
76
152
228
304
380
456
532
581
732
884
1036
1188

N
339
678
1017
1356
1695
2034
2373
2591
3265
3943
4621
5298

With radomes
lb
180
360
540
719
899
1079
1258
1411
1771
2130
2490
2849

N
803
1606
2408
3207
4010
4812
5611
6293
7899
9500
11105
12707

Revision 'F'
With radomes &
1/2" (1.2 cm) radial
ice
lb
222
442
662
881
1101
1321
1540
1713
2153
2593
3032
3472

N
990
1971
2953
3929
4910
5892
6868
7640
9602
11565
13523
15485

Without radomes
2

(ft )
2.4
5.1
7.7
10.4
13.1
15.8
18.4
20.2
25.5
30.9
36.2
41.5

m
0.2
0.5
0.7
1.0
1.2
1.5
1.7
1.9
2.4
2.9
3.4
3.9

With radomes
2

(ft )
4.9
10.1
15.3
20.4
25.6
30.8
36.0
40.2
50.5
60.9
71.2
81.6

m
0.5
0.9
1.4
1.9
2.4
2.9
3.3
3.7
4.7
5.7
6.6
7.6

With radomes &


1/2" (1.2 cm) radial
ice
2

(ft )
6.0
12.5
18.9
25.4
31.9
38.4
44.9
49.9
62.8
75.8
88.8
101.7

m
0.6
1.2
1.8
2.4
3.0
3.6
4.2
4.6
5.8
7.0
8.2
9.4

Notes:
2. The mounting structure must not flex more than 1/2 in (1.2 cm) in any ten-foot (3-meter) section. Five feet (1.5 m) of mounting
structure is required above and below the antenna bays for proper pattern formation.
3. Antenna radiation aperture is the distance from the center of the top bay to the center of the bottom bay. Physical space used is
from the top of the top bay to the input flange at the bottom of the array, or the bottom of the bottom bay in a center-fed array.
Total tower space recommended allows ten feet (3 m) of clear tower space above and below the antenna to protect from pattern
interference by other antennas. At frequencies lower than 98 MHz, each of these dimensions will increase by up to 1 ft (0.3 m) per
bay.
4. Seven bays or less are normally end-fed. All antennas supplied with beam tilt will be center-fed. Antennas with an odd number of
bays are normally not available with center feed.
5. Windload and weight tabulations assume 98 MHz and include the bay, interbay feedline, input connection, and a fine-matching
transformer. Actual values vary with the specific installation. Contact us with details of your installation if more precise values are
needed.
6. Antenna windloads are calculated for 112 mph (180 kph), using 50 psf (2400 N/m2) for flats and 33 psf (1600 N/m2) for rounds]
per EIA standard RS-222-C and CSA standard S37-94. The surface area is calculated per EIA standard RS-222-F (CaAc).
7. Deicers add approximately 1 lb (4.4 N) per bay in weight and 2 lb (8.9 N) or 0.3 ft2 (0.028m2) per bay in windload.
8. Ask for technical assistance at Shively if you are planning to mount antennas on AM towers or install them at altitudes over 3,000
ft (915 m) above mean sea level.

Pub. No. ds6813-fw-0301-1