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Re: [TenTec] SWR VS Power Loss

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] SWR VS Power Loss
From: "Jim Brown K9YC" <k9yc@audiosystemsgroup.com>
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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:07:41 -0700
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The definitive graphs are in the ARRL Handbook and ARRL Antenna 
Book. The ARRL Antenna Book comes with an excellent program that 
computes SWR for any load, then computes loss for that degree of 
mismatch for about two dozen different specific types of coax by 
brand and part number. 

You guys who are too cheap to buy good text books amaze me. You'll 
spend thousands of bucks on a rig, hundreds of bucks on a mic, carry 
on for weeks about stupid questions, and won't buy a great reference 
book that answer them!  At almost any hamfest or flea market, you'll 
find copies of these books for a fraction of their original price. 
They won't have the software, but they will have all the text. 

Any ham who doesn't own (and hasn't studied) relevant sections of 
the ARRL Handbook is a fool. 


Jim Brown K9YC

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