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

John Lawson jpl15 at panix.com
Tue Jan 30 22:36:34 EST 2007

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Geoff/W5OMR wrote:

> I don't think you're understanding what Brett is doing, Craig...

   Y'all might want to more closely re-read the original post..... we'll 
wait for ya...

<cue Jeopardy music>



  Now Hear This:

   Somewhere in the middle of this grand affair, Brett attaches a length of 
(homemade) 'ladderline' to the end of the two coaxial cables - the 
ladderline then proceeds to the feedpoint of the antenna. The "balanced 
coax" does not.

   I'm looking at the coax as a specific set of impedances distributed 
along the length, with possible effects from any interaction between them, 
especially at the E and H nodes...

   Right now, as you say, it's 'speculation' - but I've found some 
interesting things to explore, and I intend to trek that trail.


    Really soon...

    In closing I offer you the example of a coax balun...  it's just a run 
of coax - so what if it's coiled in a solenoid?  Its still coax....



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