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Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec and Butternut HF6V Problem And Question

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec and Butternut HF6V Problem And Question
From: CATFISHTWO@aol.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 18:38:55 EDT
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In a message dated 6/28/2005 11:55:02 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
n4lq@insightbb.com writes:

There is  in fact a little know compatibility issue between TenTec and 
Butternut  products. Due to the faster than usual QSK, the RF leaving the rig 
tends  to achieve  higher velocity than inferior rigs. Butternut uses a  
secret mixture of butter and aluminum which greatly increases the  efficiency 
of their antennas. The combination of high velocity RF and  "slick skin 
aluminum" results in the apparent power loss. Simply put; The  wattmeter 
cannot keep up with the power which results in a low reading.  Actually, full 
power is really produced but cannot be measured by ordinary  means.
Negotiations are presently being carried out between the two  corporate 
giants. Rumors have it that a spin-off company called "Butt-Tec"  will market 
an adapter. Meanwhile, we recommend exercising patience and  simply ignoring 
the wattmeter. The alternative is to use a very long coax  feeder. About 300' 
of low quality RG-58 should tame that meter.  73

R.F. Burns

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