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To: Vic K2VCO <>
From: R L Measures <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 17:48:49 -0700
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On Jun 1, 2006, at 8:46 AM, Vic K2VCO wrote:

> R L Measures wrote:
>> Shorting the cathode-grid tuned-input of a g-g amplifier shorts  
>> the VHF feedback path that supports parasites.
> They are talking about a grid-driven amplifier with link-coupled  
> input and output.

Without a VHF signal being fed between the grid and cathode, VHF  
regeneration is not likely.

> I think their idea is that the VHF grid circuit is formed by the  
> inductance of the grid tuning capacitor's frame and stray capacity  
> to ground.  As far as VHF is concerned, the grid tank coil is  
> already shorted by the low reactance of the grid tuning capacitor,  
> so putting a jumper across it won't affect the VHF behavior much.

The problem begins when the anode-I changes abruptly, thereby ringing  
the VHF resonance between the anode and the Tune-C.  Since ringing- 
voltage is proportional to Q, More VHF-Q is not good news because  
that increases the VHF potential fed back to the input of the tube.
>> With the feedback path shorted, the amplifier is sure to be  
>> stable.  As I see it, this procedure is some dude's fable.
> They've shorted the HF tuned circuit in the grid, but not the VHF one.

Jumpers don't conduct at VHF?
> -- 
> 73,
> Vic, K2VCO
> Fresno CA

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