[AMRadio] antenna tuners


kenw2dtc kenw2dtc at comcast.net
Fri Apr 21 11:30:38 EDT 2006


Gary  K4FMX said:

> By having the meter in the shack showing a low swr or finding the 
> frequency
> where the swr dips does not mean that is where the antenna is resonant. It
> only means that is the frequency where the impedance is transformed to 
> best
> match the transmitter. It is not necessarily the resonant frequency of the
> antenna.

Would you agree that if the SWR was less than 1.5:1 at a given frequency 
that one could say that the "ANTENNA SYSTEM"  was resonant at that 
frequency?  Would you also agree that the antenna would take the same amount 
power, minus the feedline loss, as if the antenna were resonant?

73,
Ken W2DTC 




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