>As many builders of G-G amps have discovered, the efficiency of a G-G
>amp is significantly better if the input tuned circuit is located
>immediately adjacent to the tube socket. Even six inches of RG-58
>between the tuned circuit and the tube socket significantly reduces
>efficiency, especially on 10 meters.
Interesting. Why is this? It seems like it could make for a rather
crowded tube compartment. The loss of any coax at HF seems minimal, and
all that having a transmission line in there would do would be to rotate
you on the Smith Chart back toward the source a slight amount before you
apply your matching networks. So why does it make a difference in
efficiency? What am I missing?
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