David O Hachadorian wrote:
> I was at another contester's station not too long ago, and
> noticed that he had constructed his inverted vees with
> insulated wire, and had looped several feet of excess wire
> on the ends back on itself without removing the insulation.
> I wondered about weird end-loading effects, and possibly
> arcing under high power. Any thoughts or experience one way
> or the other?
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Has several effects - capacitive hat causing a loading effect - and
since it is at the voltage peak point of a dipole, hi voltage is
there, but the voltage developed across 6 inches or so will not be
high enough to cause arcing.
However - damned poor practice!
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