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[TenTec] Resonance and more

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Subject: [TenTec] Resonance and more
From: chestert@pressroom.com (Chester Alderman)
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 17:35:20 -0400
At 04:02 PM 9/23/97 -0400, you wrote:

>On 9/23/97 3:05 PM, rohre at rohre@arlut.utexas.edu wrote:


>>The basic definition of resonance is a condition of the inductive terms

>>canceling the capacitive terms.  This applies to antennas, or tuned circuits

>>of lumped components as well.


>Sounds good to me.


>>A half wave dipole satisfies this definition at A single frequency.

>>A shortened dipole or any other short antenna cannot be Resonant unless it 

>>has added inductive or capacitive elements attached to bring it into 



>OK. Now, what if you took those elements and squeezed them back through 

>the transmission line until you got to a box just before the transmitter. 

>Voila! An antenna tuner! And it produces a resonant antenna system.


>Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org

>Quote: "Not in a thousand years will man ever fly!"

>            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901



No wonder...all this time we have been calling these things 'tuners' and now we 
know we should have been calling them 'Viola's'...I'll never have enough time 
to stop laughing.

Chester Alderman

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



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