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