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Re: [TenTec] Re. [Ten Tec] Grounds and balanced fed verticals

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Re. [Ten Tec] Grounds and balanced fed verticals
From: Jim Brown <k9yc@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Reply-to: k9yc@arrl.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:20:30 -0800
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On 1/25/2012 10:54 PM, Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP wrote:
> He found when the window-line gets wet from rain or snow, its impedance
> changes a little and you have to re-tune your matchbox - but the efficiency
> is still the same.

In one of the excellent ARRL Antenna Compendiums, Frank Witt published 
the result of his research (including careful measurements) of loss in 
open wire line and window line when it gets wet.  Frank is a real 
engineer.  W1ZR is not -- he is a writer, and his writing in QST is full 
of technical errors.

73, Jim K9YC
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