On Sat,10/10/2015 11:41 PM, KD7JYK DM09 wrote:
: "Great" compared to what?
Exceptional compared to nothing at all or something worse.
: Many years ago, zip cord was measured by ARRL
: Labs and found to be fairly lossy -- 3.9 dB/100 ft at 14 MHz -- with Zo
: of 105 ohms. A low dipole (1/4 wave high or less) typically has
: feedpoint Z of 50 ohms or lower, so it's not a very good match.
Irrelevant in the mentioned applications.
Lessee -- it's an emergency, we're likely on emergency power, maybe QRP,
and it's irrelevant that you're losing half the TX power in a feedline?
73, Jim K9YC
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