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 To: [AMPS] MFJ-259 and matching circuits jono@enteract.com (Jon Ogden) Tue, 2 Feb 99 16:24:32 -0600
 ```>? Assuming that a g-g input is like a resistor is bound to bring some, OK for all of you who doubt it then. What other assumption can one make? The tube is spec'd for an "average" driving impedance of 110 Ohms with an input capacitance of 27 pF. Last time I looked, Ohms was a resistance value (hence using a resistor) and pF was a capacitance value (hence using a capacitor). Sure there could be some inductance in there too. However, the resistors and cap had some lead length which add a little bit of inductance as well. So......if you have all 3 passive sorts of components covered.....what else could it be??? Now, I KNOW that in a GG circuit, the input impedance varies over the drive cycle. But you have to have some sort of impedance that you use to create your input match. A pi-net or an L-net or a T-net match one impedance to another in addition to being like the venerable flywheel and storing energy. So one end is 50 Ohms, pray tell to all you out there what the other end is? Well, I used what the data sheets say is the driving impedance which equals 110 Ohms. So on paper, you use 110 Ohms in parallel with 27 pF (which on any data sheet you find is spec'd as the input capacitance). You absorb the 27 pF into the value of C2 in your Pi-net and then solve the equation for a pi matching network. Now if what they taught me about matching networks in college is all wrong, I would like to know. I KNOW that there are some additional real world effects inside the tube that I can't completely account for by simulating it, but it should get one relatively close. Otherwise what good is working out networks by any form of calculation. Should all of our engineering be hit or miss? 73, Jon KE9NA -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jon Ogden jono@enteract.com www.qsl.net/ke9na "A life lived in fear is a life half lived." -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/ampfaq.html Submissions: amps@contesting.com Administrative requests: amps-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-amps@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm ```
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