[AMRadio] New antenna results!

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Mon Jan 29 14:11:03 EST 2007

I have about 15 feet of the RG214 between the tuner
and the open wire line.
In the past, doing experiments, I have had the coax
get very warm, high current point I suppose.
But as it is now, the coax is stone cold.
So the high current points must be at the open
wire line....I would guess...

Trimming the length a little seems to have moved the
high voltage point away from the tuner, as I can run full
power on the frequencies I would want to use without arcing.


> Hey Brett,
>   You probably know anything between the tuner and the 
> non-resonant antenna 
> is going to have LOTS of swr and a widely varying impedance.  
> This is fine 
> for open-wire-balanced feedline.  Normally you would NOT want 
> coax-cable 
> anywhere in that link.
>   That said, if it works for you and you are pleased with the 
> performance, 
> that's what really matters in the end. 
> 73',
> Kent/KA5MIR

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