[AMRadio] Re: new antenna and matchbox a bust.

Craig C. Heaton wd8kdg at worldnet.att.net
Tue Jan 30 16:44:42 EST 2007

I give in: if the parts n' pieces raise the contacts you wish to QSO with so
be it. Sort of like trying to get some where, different routes all work. You
can travel east far enough to get back within two feet of where you started.
Easier just to do a 180 and take a step.

Why bother with playing with coax, switching to open wire, etc. Open wire
all the way is an easy balance situation, no muss, no fuss, and even a
johnson matchbox with limited range will work, given there is a real antenna
connected to the open wire.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:05 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: [AMRadio] Re: new antenna and matchbox a bust.

Craig C. Heaton writes:

> Ok, I'll bite on a possible solution. Can't for the life of me understand
> why you would use RG214 back to the tuner. Two runs??? This isn't


Consider this: Two pieces of coax, center conductors on the tranmitter end
fed with equal voltages 180 degrees out of phase (i.e., RF source has a
balanced output). Sheild of each piece of coax are tied together at the
transmitter end and grounded. Center conductors on load end are connected to
balanced load. At any given distance down the coax pair from the load, the
voltage from center conductor to shield is equal but 180 degrees out of
phase between the two pieces of coax; same deal with the currents in the
center conductors.

So what's not balanced?

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