# output power of rf transmitter?

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by whale, Dec 15, 2009.

1. ### whale Thread Starter Active Member

Dec 21, 2008
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hello,

can any one teach me how to calculate output power of rf transmitter?

iam very much confused in measuring power in open air .

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3. ### KL7AJ AAC Fanatic!

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Greetings:

Without a load of some sort, a transmitter is nothing but a voltage source with some value of fixed equivalent resistance in series (commonly 50 ohms). Maximum power transfer occurs when the load impedance is equal to the complex conjugate of the source impedance.

A simple way of actually measuring power is by measuring the R.F. voltage across a load resistance. Power=e^2/R

Eric

4. ### whale Thread Starter Active Member

Dec 21, 2008
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can i consider my load as a capacitor?
so that impedance will be capacitive reactance , iam i right?
so that power will be e^2/capacitive reactance.

5. ### KL7AJ AAC Fanatic!

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That will be mainly true for your situation. At a high enough frequency, you may have some radiation resistance as well. What is the application of this transmitter?

eric