>I did a bit of playing on the Smith Chart. While adding the inductance in
>series between the plate and C increases the value of C1, it does push up
>the circuit Q as a whole, as evidenced by the narrower bandwidth when a
>frequency sweep is done. That's working back from the SWR looking back into
>the network when loaded with the correct laod impedance at the plate.
I don't understand.
The extra inductor acts as an impedance transformer. It's reactance
changes with frequency and so the resulting output impedance (prior to
the tank circuit) changes over frequency. In my case using a 1.5 uH
inductor the impedance at the pinet at 28 MHz would be about 1800 Ohms,
the impedance at 14 MHz would be around 3 KOhms and at 3.5 MHz the
impedance is just under the "normal" impedance of 4600 Ohms.
So the fact that you have a lower impedance allows one to design a pinet
with a lower Q that has "reasonable" real world values.
I don't understand how the bandwidth is narrower as you say. On 80M, the
inductor should be barely noticeable in the circuit.
73,
Jon
KE9NA

Jon Ogden
jono@enteract.com
www.qsl.net/ke9na
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