Ken, to refer to Shakespeare in "Romeo and Juliet", 'What's in a name,? A
rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. This might also apply to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Brown" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology/Gnded tip on whip ant.
>> I suspect the 6dB increase in gain was due to the horizontal component
>> radiated when the antenna was bent over, not because it was grounded.
> Could also be increased current in the whip, and particularly at the
> highest elevation part of the whip. A straight vertical whip has zero RF
> current at the top. (an unavoidable boundary condition) Adding a
> capacity hat to the top is one way of increasing the RF current near the
> top. Bending it over and connecting the tip to ground (vehicle chassis)
> would also likely increase the RF current flowing in the highest part of
> the whip, which is somewhere along the arc of the bent whip.
> DE N6KB
> PS: Using a new name does not make something new. We have wireless
> systems all over the place, and it is newer than radio, and even newer
> yet than wireless.
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