how would you go about determining the height of an Antenna for transmission? Is it dependent on the frequency being transmitted? If anyone could simplify the explanation?
It depends on how far you want your signal to propagate and if there are any objects in the way that might cause your signal to become attenuated as it travels between your transmitter and receiver and yes, frequency is an important consideration.
RF Line of Sight (VHF/UHF/SHF) distancd (miles) = sqrt(2 * H) where H is height in feet. this is for line of site comms
for HF propagation - it is too complicated to discuss here.
thanks for the reply, I'll read into it more.