jack at schmidling.com
Sat Dec 30 23:45:02 EST 2006
The more I read, the confusder I get.
If a half wave dipole has a center feedpoint impedance of 73 ohms, why
am I using 50 ohm coax.
I just put my new EZ hang to use today and discovered that my coax is
not long enough to take advantage of the much higher ends and is pulling
the center down.
I was going to buy a roll of RG8X but then learned that RG58U is good to
over 430W so I might as well stick with this as weight is an issue.
In the process of hunting up a source for coax I stumbled into this
quandary. Every source I look at says 73 ohms for a dipole.
What am I missing?
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