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Re: [TenTec] Open-Wire Feeders

To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Open-Wire Feeders
From: "Allan H. Kaplan" <w1ael@mindspring.com>
Reply-to: w1ael@mindspring.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 10:11:07 -0500
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Catfish wrote: ..."the wider the space the better",
but I urge a more moderate approach.   Getting the lines more than a few 
electrical degrees apart will allow them to radiate some of the power we 
would like to transmit to the antenna.   Art Collins held his 
engineering staff to a very demanding tolerance of  one electrical 
degree -- about an inch at 30 MHz..   I believe that a 3 to 6 inch 
spacing is reasonable.   I use line supplied by W7FG, spaced at about 4 
inches.  It has held up well in the hills of east Tennessee.  73, Allan 

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