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Subject: [TenTec] Transmatches/Tuners/Etc.
From: chestert@pressroom.com (Chester Alderman)
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 22:40:30 -0400
At 07:11 PM 9/19/97 -0400, you wrote:

>>   It does not really "tune"the antenna


>This statement needs a comment. An antenner tuner does in fact tune the

>antenna. Consider a typical dipole fed with open wire feeders (ladder

>line). The tuner does in fact bring the entire antenna system, dipole

>and feeder, into resonance which constitutes "tuning" the antenna.The

>next job of the tuner is to match the resulting impedance of the tuned

>system to the transmitter.



>Steve N4LQ


AAAAhhhhhhhh....'CUSE ME?????????

Gosh....You just shot my 50 years of basic electronics learning right in the 
butt!!! Now I iz going to have to go and throw my 20+ books on antennas theory 
and transmission line theory right into the trash can....Steve...Steve...did 
you REALLY mean to say this?

You mean to tell me that if I put up two equal length pieces of whar (red neck 
for 'wire') up in the air, separated by a nice little ceramic insulator, then 
connect a half wave length of transmission line to those whars, that I can 
actually sit in my shack and toon that physical device?? I know you dont mean 
that I can use my six element 440Mhz yagi on 80 mtrs just by placing a tooner 
between the xmission line and my rig, do you ?????

Chester Alderman

<color><param>0000,0000,ffff</param>W4BQF -- Tom



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