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Subject: Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology (NVIS origins)
From: Steve Hunt <steve@karinya.net>
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Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:12:38 +0000
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I guess "Gordo" never read any of the Antenna Engineering textbooks!

The Handbook of Antenna Design Vol 2, Alan Rudge:

"The radial ground system and the ground surrounding it, within a radial 
distance of a wavelength or so, are effective in determining the 
terminal loss resistance. This is not the situation for launching of 
skywaves. the reduction in the skywave field strength because of the 
imperfectly conducting curved earth is influenced by the ground well 
beyond the ground screen; in fact, for radiation angles less than 5 
degrees above the horizon, the ground conductivity fifty or more 
wavelengths in front of the antenna is effective in determining the 
vertical radiation pattern.

Thus, while the terminal-loss (ground-loss) resistance limits the total 
power radiated, and hence the field strength at a particular radiation 
angle, the shape of the vertical pattern is determined by the ground in 
front of the antenna far beyond the limits of the antenna and its radial 
ground system."

Read it for yourself; page 574 here:


Steve G3TXQ

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