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[TenTec] The 'big loop' question

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Subject: [TenTec] The 'big loop' question
From: n4xy@bellsouth.net (Ed Tanton)
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 15:30:29 -0400
All we'd have to do is take a FSM or better, one of the RF Palomar current
meters, and measure the FS and current near the feed and the same thing
near the resistor... bet it'd be the same.
At 02:18 PM 9/23/97 -0500, rohre wrote:
>A one wave length loop antenna satisfies the condition of having balance of
>inductive and capacitive terms.  Any multiple of a wave length antenna that
>has balance of capacitance and inductance is by the definition, a resonant
>A resistor inserted at the far side from the feed in some antennas terminates
>the antenna so as to change its directional character, in the case of
>and Vees or Beverages.  In the case cited, the loop could be considered a
>special case of a rhombic.  Incidentally, the statement to the effect that
>the radiation had happened before the end of the antenna was reached,
seems at
>varience with the texts.  Kraus, in "Antennas" notes that in order for
>radiation to occur, there must be a discontinuity or change of conductor
>direction.  But, doesn't the energy distribute itself over the whole antenna
>in order for this to happen?
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