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

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Re. [Ten Tec] --- 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 14:08:30 -0800
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On 1/26/2012 12:36 PM, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> I agree with you, but the original post defined a possibly balanced or
> near balanced vertical system, a quarter wave antenna with at least two
> radials.  (This was the classic RCA design by Brown et al, when the
> ground plane antenna as it came to be called was invented.)  (Later the
> marketing department wanted and added more radials
> "to look more symmetrical".)

But this antenna is NOT balanced -- the radials have a MUCH MUCH LOWER 
impedance to earth than the vertical element.  It is a GOOD antenna, but 
it is NOT a BALANCED antenna.

73, Jim Brown K9YC
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