[AMRadio] Antenna current


Donald Sanders w4bws at comcast.net
Fri Apr 6 01:14:09 EDT 2007


No antenna is perfectly balanced in real life. I have had the same
experience and noted no operation problem.

Healthfully yours,
                          Don W4BWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at adelphia.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 6:57 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Antenna current


> I just built a Zepp antenna with tuned feeders:  length of antenna is 247
> feet with 45 feet of feedline using 5 inch spreaders.
>
> Why am I getting more antenna current in one lead than the other?  I
> inserted an RF meter in each feedline before the antenna tuner.  I believe
> that the current was about 1.5 and 1.7 R.F. ampere respectively at 3.870
> Mhz.
>
> Thank you
>
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