[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] 20 Meter

To: <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] 20 Meter
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 14:40:43 -0500
> exceed 10 dBi , even with only 4 elements. Incidentally, any matching
> system to rise a low feed point impedance (hairpin, gamma etc.) is a
> bit lossy and those losses tend to increase when the fed impedance is
> starts to be lower than 30 Ohm. Once again, nothing real is for free.

While a 50 ohm dipole feedpoint is convenient, it seems like we 
place far too much importance on matching losses. Which are 
most often not even large enough to be measurable.

This reminds me of sale talk for linear loading where it is compared 
to "lossy inductors".

73, Tom W8JI 

FAQ on WWW:     
Administrative requests:

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>